Just Found: March 2014 Review of Wendell Berry Opera
On Wendell Berry on Solitude and Creativity

Reflecting on Wendell Berry, Christianity and Peace

I decided since the phrase ‘Prince of Peace’ most often shows up at this time of year, trotted out for Christmas, it might be worthwhile to reflect on the meaning of being a follower of the Prince of Peace, especially while we have this year been in the process of bombing the daylights out of Iraq and Syria.

Berry begins with the following salvo— “Especially among Christians in positions of great wealth and power, the idea of reading the Gospels and keeping Jesus’ commandments as stated therein has been replaced by a curious process of logic. According to this process, people first declare themselves to be followers of Christ, and then they assume that whatever they say or do merits the adjective ‘Christian’….From this accommodation has proceeded a monstrous history of Christian violence."

Read it all at The Bible and Culture

Part 2  Part 3  Part 4  Part 5


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