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How to Have an Enemy

Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace
  • By Melissa Florer-Bixler
$16.99
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Jesus called us to love our enemies. But to befriend an enemy, we first have to acknowledge their existence, understand who they are, and recognize the ways they are acting in opposition to God's good news. In How to Have an Enemy: Righteous Anger and the Work of Peace, Melissa Florer-Bixler looks closely at what the Bible says about enemies--who they are, what they do, and how Jesus and his followers responded to them. The result is a theology that allows us to name our enemies as a form of truth-telling about ourselves, our communities, and the histories in which our lives are embedded. Only then can we grapple with the power of the acts of destruction carried out by our enemies, and invite them to lay down their enmity, opening a path for healing, reconciliation, and unity.

Jesus named and confronted his enemies as an essential part to loving them. In this provocative book, Florer-Bixler calls us to do the same.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9781513808130
    • Manufacturer: Herald Pr
    • Author: Melissa Florer-Bixler
    • ISBN 13: 9781513808130
    • Publication Date: 07/01/2021
    • Format: Paperback
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