This book gave me everything I was looking for. That is to say contributions from the major contemporary theologians on the topic of nonviolent views of the cross, accompanied by the necessary references to chase the sources, wider contexts and extended expositions of those contributions. One or two of the chapters were obviously excerpts from other books and would have benefited from more editing work to make this clear. The proof reading was inadequate in places resulting in a few too many typos. Otherwise I would have given five stars without hesitation and nearly did anyway!