Dr. Myles Werntz Publishes Works on Nonviolence and Christian Community

In February of 2022 Associate Professor of Theology and Director of Baptist Studies at the Graduate School of Theology, Dr. Myles Werntz, published A Field Guide to Christian Nonviolence with Dr. David C. Cramer of Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. This work is meant to serve as a great entry point for those who are looking to explore Christian perspectives on nonviolence in a variety of contexts. Specifically designed to help newcomers to the topic to get acquainted with the space, this work  . For those interested in further study or reflection on Christian nonviolence, especially since the 1980’s, learn more on the publisher’s website here.

This month, Baker Publishing will be releasing Dr. Werntz’s new book, From Isolation to Community! This work explores how our current church practices can contribute to our isolation rather than present a meaningful alternative. Engaging with the work of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Werntz seeks to make the argument that church communities serve a critical formational function within the lives of individual Christians. Familiar church practices perform a crucial, formational functions within Christian communities. Applying Bonhoeffer to our current church contexts, this work imagines a different vision for Christian community that offers a theologically informed alternative to the myriad of forces that push our world toward isolation. Find more detail on From Isolation to Community on the publisher’s website here.

Dr. Myles Werntz completed his Ph.D. in Religion at Baylor University in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Baptist Studies Center at Abilene Christian University.