On the Lived Theology Reading List: Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America

Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America, James AtwoodA Pastor’s View on Guns in the U.S.

Gundamentalism and Where It Is Taking America is the work of James Atwood, a retired Presbyterian pastor and an avid deer hunter who has also been in the forefront of the faith community’s fight for two constitutional rights: the right to keep and bear arms and the right to live in domestic tranquility, free of gun violence. With this book, which details his learning of a lifetime in the struggle for reasonable gun laws in America, Atwood delivers dependable social and theological analysis of our unique national epidemic along with scientific data that will provoke honest reflection and discussion for the building of a safer and saner America.

Reviews and endorsements of the publication include:

“Jim Atwood continues to challenge our nation’s obsession with guns and violence. His critiques offer an opportunity for all of us to reclaim God as an agent of love rather than fear, power, and domination. This book is a must-read for theologians, pastors, activists, seminarians, congregations, and community and lay leaders.”—J. Herbert Nelson II, Stated Clerk of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

“Looking through the lens of faith, Atwood shines a klieg light on the shadows and myths surrounding the meanings of guns in our society. Have your highlighter at the ready! Atwood provides shocking data and provocative detail that is scrupulously documented.”—Katie Day, Charles A. Schieren Professsor of Church and Society, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia

“Atwood slings out the facts like a modern-day David, slaying the gun lobby’s twisted logic one chapter at a time. He gives the reader everything needed to understand the debate about guns in America and wraps it all up in a moral, ethical, and religious framework that will take the wind out of any gun rights zealot.”—Joshua Horwitz, Executive Director, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence

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