It was an interesting read, and I hope it is a pleasant listen.
Ballou defends nonviolence with arguments from the Bible and from the nature of man, and claims that strict nonviolence is certainly the method of Jesus Christ himself and that the church has always been in error when it has acted violently. Though I think some of Ballou’s arguments are typical theological contortions, I tend to agree that the picture of Jesus presented in the gospels is generally nonviolent. If only we could live in a world dominated by Christian Christianity rather than Constantinian Christianity!
Those interested in nonviolent Christianity should listen to my my interview with Mark van Steenwyk, leader of a nonviolent Christian community in Minnesota.