Dr. W. Travis McMaken in Associate Professor of Religion and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. His forthcoming book on Gollwitzer is available for pre-order. You can find him on twitter @WTravisMcMaken.
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Christianity and Nuclear War: Helmut Gollwitzer’s Response to Donald Trump and Robert Jeffress
The point is not that North Korea should be given free-reign by the international community to develop any and all weapons that it so chooses. But Gollwitzer would have American Christians remember that they are called to be a political influence in the service of peace. For Gollwitzer, you can tell whether Christians have understood the gospel by whether they reject war under nuclear conditions: “the ‘Yes’ to the Gospel and the ‘No’ to war today must go together — or both will be lost” (Demands of Freedom, p. 136.).