Jesus and the Nonviolent Revolution

Overview

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 long out-of-print classic.

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...

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Overview

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 long out-of-print classic.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Craig L. Blomberg
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.
Stanley Hauerwas
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
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.
Richard Cassidy
This splendid volume deserves wider recognition as the classic it truly is.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874869279
  • Publisher: Plough Publishing House, The
  • Publication date: 9/1/2014
  • Pages: 240

Meet the Author

André Trocmé (1901-1971) is best known as the Protestant pastor of the French village of Le Chambon who organized the resue of Jews during Nazi occupation. After the war he became a leading voice for peace and reconciliation.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
Preface
PART I : Jesus and His REvolution
1 Jesus the Jew
2 Jesus Proclaims Jubilee
3 Implications of Jubilee
4 The “Politics” of Jesus
5 Ethics of the Revolution
PART II : Jesus and His Contemporaries
6 Precursors to Peace
7 Crises in Palestine
8 Resistance Movements
9 Seeds of Nonviolence
10 Another Way
PART III : Jesus and Revolutionary Nonviolence
11 The Radical Explosion
12 The Sword of the Spirit
13 Nonviolent Love and the Person
14 The Greatest Commandment
15 The Politics of Witness
16 God’s History
Notes
Select Bibliography
Scripture Index
General Index

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