The world’s leading Christian thinkers explain some of the principal tenets of their theological beliefs.
‘Peace is worth fighting for,’ writes Scot McKnight. ‘I don’t witness to peace to win the world but to offer a Christian alternative to the 155 million deaths in twentieth-century wars. This small book records some of my journey.’
Growing up in the Viet Nam era, living through periods of American conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan, and engaging with the ethics of war, gun control, the death penalty, abortion, and the inhumane treatment of prisoners, McKnight has developed a peace ethic that embodies the self-denial ethic of Jesus and demonstrates that warring and the Christian faith are incompatible.
The Audacity of Peace describes his journey, with reference to key thinkers who have influenced him along the way.
Scot McKnight is a New Testament scholar, historian of early Christianity, theologian, and author who has written widely on the historical Jesus, early Christianity and Christian living. He is currently Professor of New Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lisle, IL. His many bestselling books include The Jesus Creed, and he writes a popular blog, on Substack and available as a newsletter.