John Howard Yoder helps answer the age-old question—“What would you do if someone was attacking your grandmother, husband, wife, daughter, or son?” Yoder provides a variety of responses to this classic question: his own thorough ethical analysis along with the answers given by other writers such as Leo Tolstoy, Dale Brown, and Dale Aukerman and a variety of real-life stories of people who have discovered alternative responses to violence.
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"Anyone who is at all interested in nonviolence will find Yoder's insights helpful in sharpening her or his thinking. Others who might ask the question with the intention of trapping pacifists will be given pause and forced to think twice. Christian pacifists and others exploring nonviolence will long be indebted to John Howard Yoder for this important contribution."
--The Christian Century
"Writing from a nonresistant perspective, Yoder examines the assumptions behind the question [of what would you do?] and offers a Christian response to the dilemma, emphasizing the following of Christ's example."
--Fellowship of Reconciliation