W. Travis McMaken

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

by W. Travis McMaken 08-09-2017

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.).