Weaver, J. Denny

Weaver, J. Denny

J. Denny Weaver is an Anabaptist theologian who served as Professor of Religion and The Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion at Blufton University where he taught for over 30 years. He is best known for his advocacy of a non-violent atonement theology.

Internet Resources


General Theology & Ethics

Confessing Jesus Christ From the Margins, Direction, Spring 1998

"The General versus the Particular: Exploring Assumptions in 20th Century Mennonite Theologizing", Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 1999 [PDF]

Violence in Christian Theology, Cross Currents, Summer 2001.

Christian Faith As Embodied Nonviolence, June 2001

A New Patriotism: Following Jesus In the Face of Terror, Sept 2001 Sermon.

Responding to Sept 11 - and Oct 27 and Jan 29: Which Religion Shall We Follow?, Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 2002 [PDF]

Remembering the Future: Sept 11th & War With Iraq, DreamSeeker, Winter 2003.

A Footnote on Jesus, Cross Currents, Winter 2007.



Book Reviews by Weaver

Chase & Jacobs (eds), Must Christianity Be Violent, Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 2005 [PDF]


Reviews of Weaver's Books

The Non-violent Atonement

Thomas Finger, Quaker Theology, Spring 2001.

Ted Grimsrud, Direction, Spring 2002.

Telford Work, Theology Today, Oct 2002.

Christopher D. Marshall, Atonement, Violence & The Will of God: A Sympathetic Response to Weaver's The Nonviolent Atonement, MQR, Jan 2003.

S. Mark Heim, Anglican Theological Review, Summer 2003.

Paul Gallagher, Trinity Journal, Fall 2003.

S. Mark Heim, Christian Century, Mar 2005 [with other books]


Engagement with Weaver

Gerald J. Mast, Response to Weaver's "Narrative Theology in an Anabaptist-Mennonite Context", Conrad Grebel Review, Spring 1994.

A Week with J. Denny Weaver, blog posts on May 8-12, 2006.

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