Christian Responses to Terrorism

The Kenyan Experience

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Gordon L. Heath, David K. Tares
McMaster Divinity College Press General
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Pickwick Publications
    , November
     244 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by Eleanor Higgs forthcoming.


How should Christians respond to terrorism and terrorists in their midst? Terrorism is a global problem, and no society on earth faces it alone. The mainly Christian society of Kenya has suffered more than most as it attempts to counter the threat of al-Shabaab. Some pastors have asked for permission to carry guns. Many Christians support government military action, while others recommend pacifist stances, and strive for dialogue and reconciliation with the Muslim community. In this book, ten Kenyan Christian thinkers and practitioners share their experiences and insights. A response section from seven others, including a Kenyan Muslim scholar, enrich the discussion.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Gordon L. Heath is Associate Professor of Christian History at McMaster Divinity College, and serves as Director of the Canadian Baptist Archives. He is the author of A War with a Silver Lining: Canadian Protestant Churches and the South African War, 1899-1902 (2009), Doing Church History (2008), and co-author with Stanley E. Porter of The Lost Gospel of Judas: Separating Fact from Fiction (2007).

David K. Tarus has a PhD from McMaster Divinity College, Hamilton, Ontario. His publications are mainly on the intersection of Christian theology and socio-political realities in Kenya and Africa as a whole. He is from Kenya.

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