Scholarship of Discovery
This paper offers a critique of Reinhold Niebuhr's views on non-resistance. In considering what the Christian response should be to receiving an injustice, Niebuhr constructs a paradox between the Christian ethical ideal (i.e., pacifism) and pragmatic considerations (i.e., the use of force). The limits of Niebuhr's paradox will be considered, and a more practical ideal will be offered, one that suggests a more tenable yet faithful Christian ethic of response to injustice or injury.
Lowery, Kevin Twain, "Reinhold Niebuhr and Non-Resistance" (2001). Faculty Scholarship – Theology. 30.
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