Is violence a necessary part of salvation for Christianity? why or why not?

Question 1: Is violence a necessary part of salvation for Christianity? why or why not?

(DUE: May 15th)

You will submit a (minimum) 4-page double spaced argumentative essay in response to how violence relates to the doctrines of Christology (person of Christ) and Soteriology (work of Christ/atonement). Given that salvation in Christianity is related to a profound act of violence (the crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth), how does this correspond to Sacks claim that there is a connection between religion and violence, but it is oblique, not direct. Base your reflection on the questions raised in Rabbi Sacks Not In Gods Name and take a position based on the prompt is violence a necessary part of salvation for Christianity?

Ground your argument in a thoughtful reflection on these doctrines, examples drawn from church history in the lectures, your deep reading of Not In Gods Name and relevant Scripture passages found in our readings of the prophetic literature in the Lectio.