Can a Christian Conscience Be a Good Conscience? Detecting Deadly Innocence, Hostile Forgiveness, and other Pitfalls for Pacifists.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was imprisoned for avoiding military service and for urging others to do the same. But his life and theology were the opposite of the passive perfectionism with which Christian pacifists are often caricatured. Discover lessons that Bonhoeffer himself realized in order to avoid traps within pacifism. Explore the impact of mimetic theory on moral consciousness. Realize that sincere conviction is not enough as we explore a different self-deception each week, and discover how the gospel leads us out of these pitfalls for pacifists.