Really enjoying Tim Keller's The Reason For God
and I highly recommend it.
“The only means of prohibiting all recourse to violence by ourselves is to insist that violence is legitimate only when it comes from God…. My thesis that the practice of non-violence requires a belief in divine vengeance will be unpopular with many…in the West…. [But] it takes the quiet of a suburban home for the birth of the thesis that human non-violence [results from the belief in] God’s refusal to judge. In a sun-scorched land, soaked in the blood of the innocent, it will invariably die…[with] other pleasant captivities of the liberal mind.7
In this fascinating passage Volf reasons that it is the lack of belief in a God of vengeance that “secretly nourishes violence.”8”
Excerpt From: Keller, Timothy. “The Reason for God.” Penguin Group, Inc., 2008. iBooks.
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