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What about Hitler?: Wrestling with Jesus's Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World

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Must Christians always turn the other cheek and resist violence? Is it ever justifiable for Christians to retaliate in the face of evil? Philosopher Robert Brimlow struggles with these questions in What about Hitler? The author skillfully integrates meditations on scriptural passages, personal reflections on his own challenges to live nonviolently, and a hard-hitting philo ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Brazos Press
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Danae Hudson
Sep 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have a number of mixed feelings about this book. I liked the way the author had the prayers and the personal stories at the beginning of each chapter, but there were a number of times where I didn't see how those things tied in with what the author was then talking about considering just war theory or non/violence. There were a number of great reflections (such as how the Nazis could be considered to have been justified in their war, using just war theory), but I found myself having to re-read ...more
Raleigh
Jan 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
This book reminded me that the what about Hitler question, is pretty irrelevant for pacifists and followers of Jesus. The church should have dealt with the matter before it became too out of hand. Jesus taught us that it is our duty to bring peace into the world, and I feel that christians did a poor job of that in the early-mid 20th century. Some churches aided Nazi Germany and even supported them financially. This is embarrassing.

One of the books strong points is the way that it shows how just
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Bill
Oct 28, 2013 rated it liked it
The book made some great points as well as done challenging ones that I will need much more time to think about. I especially liked how he showed that just war theory falls woefully short because it could be employed just as easily by the Nazis or Al Qaeda to provide justification for their actions. I liked the books prayers and personal reflections, but I do not feel they tied in with what he was trying to say philosophically. Good writing but jumbled and disconnected. 2.9 Martinie glasses
Brenda Funk
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Best book I have ever read on this topic.
Rick Lee James
Jun 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
To anyone who is striving to be a pacifist in the name of Jesus
Tasha
May 01, 2007 rated it it was ok
good points made, but terribly written.
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