In this path-breaking study, Fr. Alexander Webster convincingly demonstrates that a distinctive pacifist trajectory, characterized by the moral virtues of non-violence, nonresistance, voluntary kenotic suffering, and universal forgiveness, has endured through two millennia of Eastern Orthodox history in unbroken continuity with the ancient Church.
The Pacifist Option is a work of first-rate historical and theological scholarship. If you are looking for a good solid read that will help shore up theological underpinnings of you work as a military chaplain, I highly recommend this book. It will also serve well as an Orthodox Christian moral theology, for those unacquainted with the Orthodox tradition.--Chaplain (CPT) Isaiah R. Gillete "The Army Chaplaincy "