By W. Michael Slattery
Jesus the Warrior? appears at simply battle conception. issues coated comprise: the reason, explanations and purposes for battle and Inter-Group deadly Conflict-Resolution; battle & Inter-Group deadly Violence within the Hebrew Scriptures; therapy of battle & Non-Violence within the Christian Scriptures, Early Christian ways to battle and Peace (from Apostolic via past due Patristic interval: The Morality of battle in contemporary Christian views in regards to the challenge of simply battle purpose; The Christian challenge of residing within the Twenty-First Century; Practitioners & versions of Christian Morality with appreciate to Violence & struggle; how you can reside this day as a Christian with the Morality of warfare.
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K. ” Martin Luther King wisely warned that an attack on justice anywhere is an attack on justice everywhere. Finally, Pastor Martin Niemoller of the German Confessing Church in 1939 lamented that, First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out—because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the communists and I did not speak out—because I was not a communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out—because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak out for me.
The major judges, of whom he considered Moses the first in the Exodus event, were prophetic, charismatic, and dynamic war leaders and were followed alternately by minor judges who promoted the covenanting relationship with Yahweh, the foundation of which was at Sinai, and who oversaw static periods. Thus, the war of Yahweh (as originated with the Exodus) preceded holy war that was a result of the amphictyony. Smend explained this phenomenon within the context of inter-tribal relations between the Rachel Tribes of Joseph and Benjamin, who bore and promoted the war tradition and the Leah Tribes of Judah etc.
Ollenburger, p. 5. Bruce Birch, Let Justice Roll Down: The Hebrew Scriptures, Ethics, and Christian Life (Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1991), pp. 126-128. Solomon and many of the kings thereafter consolidate power and engage in political intrigue, which thereby divert the understanding of Yahweh’s role, but not for the prophets who continue to see Yahweh, not the majesty and power of the king, as key to expansion and continuation of the state of Israel, contrary to the covenant of the federation or league of the tribes of Israel.
Jesus the Warrior?: Historical Christian Perspectives & Problems on the Morality of War & The Waging of Peace (Marquette Studies in Theology, 53) by W. Michael Slattery