Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution
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André Trocmé of Le Chambon is famous for his role in saving thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II. But his bold deeds did not spring from a void. They were rooted in his understanding of Jesus’ way of nonviolence – an understanding that gave him the remarkable insights contained in this classic work.
In this book, you’ll encounter a Jesus you may have never met before – a Jesus who not only calls for spiritual transformation, but for practical changes that answer the most perplexing political, economic, and social problems of our time.
This revised and expanded edition includes a concise biography of the author and extensive notes on how contemporary thinkers have grappled with Trocmé’s ideas.
Walter Wink, author, Jesus and Nonviolence
One of the most important writings on nonviolence ever penned. Trocmé not only laid out his principles with astonishing clarity, but he lived them out at great risk. I can think of no better place to begin the study of this timely subject
Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School
This book – and especially this newly expanded edition – deserves to be more widely known. Trocmé’s focus saves any account of salvation from pietistic distortion…His comparison of Gandhi and Jesus is also extremely important.
Donald Kraybill, author, The Upside-Down Kingdom
Trocmé has the prophetic gift of bypassing doctrinal fluff and cutting to the heart of Jesus’ message: a stark call for repentance, love, and socio-economic change. Read him with caution: this book may change your life.
Glen Stassen, Fuller Theological Seminary
In a time when the church is being seduced by the concentration of power and violence, this book gives us the ethic we need to remain faithful.
Craig L. Blomberg, Denver Seminary
Plough has done scholars, pastors, and laypersons all a great service by reprinting this classic. Not everyone will agree with every detail, but all will feel the compelling force of Trocmé’s cumulative case. This is a book worth pondering at length.
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