Chapter

“Love Your Enemies”

David W. Kling

in The Bible in History

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780195130089
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835393 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195130081.003.0006
“Love Your Enemies”

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This chapter focuses on the emergence of the Anabaptist peace tradition in the sixteenth century and its various expressions extending into the present. It considers the importance of the person of Jesus and his teachings (particularly the Sermon on the Mount) as the ethical rationale for their pacifism.

Keywords: Anabaptists; pacifism; Sermon on the Mount; John Howard Yoder; Ulrich Zwingli; Mennonites; just-war tradition; Swiss Brethren; Schleitheim Confession

Chapter.  17031 words. 

Subjects: Christianity

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