The RavenCast: Matthew Distefano – Love, Justice, and “From the Blood of Abel”

In the latest episode of the RavenCast, Adam Ericksen talks with Matthew Distefano about his latest book, From the Blood of Abel: Humanity’s Root Causes of Violence and the Bible’s Theological-Anthropological Solution. Read more from Matthew at his website,, and you can purchase his first book, All Set Free.

Show Notes

  • What’s the connection between mimetic theory, nonviolence, and parenting?
  • Is there hope that politics can move away from scapegoating?
  • What is positive mimesis?
  • What’s the difference between restorative justice and punitive justice?
  • How can Jesus help us interpret the Bible?
  • What can Christians gain from conversations with Buddhists?
  • Where do we find true meaning?

Honorable Mentions

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Michael Hardin at

James Alison at

Tom Truby at Teaching Nonviolent Atonement.

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