A Christian Response to Terrorism, Part I


The 21st century has been plagued by the problem of terrorism. Violence done in the name of religious and political ideology by people who do not represent their governments has become a pressing issue, while people victimized by terrorism—both strong and vulnerable­—struggle to answer with a successful response.

In the wake of this new reality, Christians need to reflect on what the proper response of the church should be. Certainly there have been strong proponents of both just war theory and pacifism, however, the church must respond in a way that carefully considers Scripture and is thoroughly grounded Christian tradition.

In this Seven Minute Seminary, Dr. James Thobaben introduces us to current issues involved with terrorism and possible Christian responses.

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Dr. James R. Thobaben came to Asbury Theological Seminary in 1995 with a wide range of experience in ethics. Most recently he served as Vice President for Ethics and Research at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center.