Monday, November 17, 2008

Paul and Non-Violence

It's just occurred to me tonight that part of Paul's radical transformation as a Christian is the turn towards a non-violent perspective. Paul is introduced in the book of Acts as a persecutor of Christians and his own writings confirm this. Christians were subject to beatings and even stoning if their preaching was determined to be blasphemous. It's in this context that Paul's transition from persecutor to persecuted becomes even more radical. Something to think about...

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