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Besides being a study of the proper role and place "peace" in Christianity, the book is just an excellent bible study. It looks at peace in the New Testament, and also looks at the NT through the lens of peace. The book is totally reliant on modern scholarship for its discussion (no acknowledgement really of the Fathers) but still it is very well researched and written.
I cannot imagine that anyone has written a more comprehensive book on the peace themes of the New Testament. Inspired by Swartley’s Mennonite roots but not constrained by them, the book takes into account every way in which each New Testament author has or has not considered peacemaking and active nonviolence as one of the themes of their message. Unlike similar “themed” theologies which may interpret in favour of their theme past its breaking point, Swartley is honest about when the writings do...
Read this for a module on Reconciliation. Extremely thorough approach to the theme of peace in the New Testament. Planning on buying my own copy when funds allow as I could see myself using it time and time again as background reading for preaching etc.