The Politics of Discipleship and Discipleship in Politics
Jurgen Moltmann Lectures in Dialogue with Mennonite Scholars
Imprint: Cascade Books
The first step to peace is to accept the difference of the other as gift from God. For who can will to annihilate what is received as gift? The penetrating essays in this book are a wonderful testimony of theological work born out of honest engagement, precisely because each author accepts that truth is not a possession and hence its custody is shared, even with those once perceived as adversary. If there is such a thing as pedagogical non-violence this book is a fine exhibit.
--Harry J. Huebner
Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg, Canada
While the immediate threat of nuclear disaster has receded since this dialogue between Moltmann and several Mennonite scholars in the 80s, the reality of war has not. In this collection, enriched with a recent essay by Moltmann arguing that "the love of enemies is a realistic ethic of responsibility," Mennonites and Moltmann fruitfully push each other to clarify Lutheran, Reformed, and pacifist ethics in response to evil.
--Gayle Gerber Koontz
Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary