The Common Good

Walter Wink

Articles by Walter Wink

The Myth of Redemptive Violence

All Christianity has to give, and all it needs to give, is the myth of
the human Jesus.

There’s a trap that I’d call the Bonhoeffer assumption. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
was studying at Union Seminary in New York.

Many of us feel a deep desire for revenge and violent retribution. We
know how natural that is. We want to strike back at the perpetrators.

Repentance is lacking on all sides.