In Defense of Christian Non-Violence

By Todd Lewis

Here I will be presenting a defense of the Christian concept of Non-Violence (not to be confused with Pacifism, which I will discuss in contradistinction to non-violence later). This paper will be divided into four sections: (1) Scriptural defense of non-violence, (2) a defense from Church tradition of non-violence, (3) an account of why the unanimous non-violence of the Church was changed, and (4) consideration and rebuttals of non-violence from Protestants (primarily theonomists), Roman Catholics, and Orthodox Christians.

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