Recommended Reading About How to View Osama’s Death

As the internet gets overloaded with everyone’s opinions about how to feel and not to feel about Osama’s death, I though I would link to some posts that really stood out from the pack for me.

Revenge is Not the Way– Fr. John Dear, S.J. is a Jesuit priest, peace activist, lecturer, and writer of approximately twenty books on nonviolence, including Living Peace.

Chris Hedges Speaks on Osama bin Laden’s Death – Chris Hedges is an American journalist, author, and war correspondent, specializing in American and Middle Eastern politics and societies.

The Psychology of Revenge: Why We Should Stop Celebrating Osama Bin Laden’s Death – Dr. Pamela Gerloff holds a doctorate in Human Development from Harvard University

‘Do Not Rejoice When Your Enemies Fall’ –  Dr. David P. Gushee is an historian, ethicist, public intellectual, and professor dealing primarily with ethical issues and Christian thought

Osama Bin Laden at the Nexus of God’s Justice and Man’s and Celebrating bin Laden’s Death in a Black and White World – Jonathan Fitzgerald is the editor of Patrolmag.com

Fear and Relief – Miroslav Volf  is an influential Christian theologian and currently the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School



Dr. Carter from Tyndale has a strong view of the complete opposite of the above posts and my personal thought, you can read his posts here.

Archbishop Rowan Williams is “Uncomfortable” About bin Laden Killing

How Should Christians React to the Killing of bin Laden?

1 thought on “Recommended Reading About How to View Osama’s Death”

  1. Although I tend to agree with Carter, in an age when “pastors” are burning the Qu’ran and many Christians are spewing their willful ignorance of Islam for all to hear, I wonder if all this jubilation could cause people to stumble.

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