Struggles for Shalom
Peace and Violence across the Testaments
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"For Mennonites academics who think, study, and advocate for peace, the world has become much more complicated in the past half-century. This volume reflects the many ways in which some of the best contemporary Mennonite and related biblical scholarship addresses the issues of peace and violence in and through the biblical texts."
--John Kampen, Van Bogard Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Methodist Theological School, Ohio
"What a valuable conversation about the message of the Bible with regard to peace, justice, violence, the nature of God, and the character of human ethics! From assessments of the state of biblical scholarship on peace and violence to fresh treatments of 'problem' passages in the Bible, this collection offers a rich feast not to be missed."
--Loren L. Johns, Professor of New Testament, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
"Struggles for Shalom is a most welcome contribution to critically engaged biblical scholarship. Perhaps the most fitting tribute to the legacies of Perry Yoder and Willard Swartley is that these authors, led by Laura Brenneman and Brad Schantz, extend biblical, theological, and ethical conversations about violence and peace to new generations of global citizens, inside and beyond Mennonite traditions. This valuable collection is ideal for use in churches, classrooms, and anywhere else justice is sought."
--Davina C. Lopez, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida