The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence

  • Title: The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence
  • Author: John Dear
  • ISBN: 9781597521123
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Paperback
  • The God of Peace Toward a Theology of Nonviolence The fruit of committed action as well as study The God of Peace represents the first effort to outline a systematic theology beginning with the insight that God is nonviolent This insight has been em
    The fruit of committed action as well as study, The God of Peace represents the first effort to outline a systematic theology beginning with the insight that God is nonviolent This insight has been embodied in our time by figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr and Dorothy Day Dear shows what Christian faith looks like when nonviolence is treated not simply as a suThe fruit of committed action as well as study, The God of Peace represents the first effort to outline a systematic theology beginning with the insight that God is nonviolent This insight has been embodied in our time by figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr and Dorothy Day Dear shows what Christian faith looks like when nonviolence is treated not simply as a subtopic of ethics or a political tactic, but as a hermeneutic lens through which every aspect of traditional Christian theology may be viewed After establishing his methodology, Dear explores every aspect of traditional theology the identity of God, the person of Jesus prophet of nonviolence , Christ Incarnation of nonviolent love , the nature and meaning of the Trinity the nonviolent community at the heart of reality , as well as doctrines of creation, sin and redemption, theodicy, salvation, the church, eschatology, spirituality, and liturgy Finally, Dear addresses Catholic social teaching and the just war theology, feminist and liberation theologies, and the consistent ethic of life.

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    About John Dear


    1. Father John Dear The Society of Jesus is an internationally known voice for peace and nonviolence A Jesuit priest, pastor, peacemaker, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader, he is the author editor of 30 books, including his autobiography, A Persistent Peace In 2008, John was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu.From 1998 until December 2000, he served as the executive director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the largest interfaith peace organization in the United States.After the September 11th, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, John served as a Red Cross Chaplain, and became one of the coordinators of the chaplain program at the Family Assistance Center He worked with some 1,500 family members who lost loved ones, as well as hundreds of firefighters and police officers, while at the same time, he spoke out against the U.S bombing of Afghanistan.From 2002 2004, he served as pastor of several parishes in northeastern New Mexico He co founded Pax Christi New Mexico and works on a nonviolent campaign to disarm Los Alamos These days, he lectures to tens of thousands of people each year in churches and schools across the country and the world He also writes a weekly column for the National Catholic Reporter at ncrcafe.A longtime practitioner and teacher of nonviolence, John has written hundreds of articles and given thousands of talks on nonviolence John has two masters degrees in theology from the Graduate Theological Union in California BIO EXCERPT FROM johndear


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    1. I made it 55 pages into this book and surrendered. I like and admire Fr. John Dear. He is a man who walks the walk as well as talk the talk. He is a person who has dedicated his life to both peace and nonviolence, and for that, he has my respect. I don't agree with many of his conclusions, but I have deep admiration for his willingness to actually live out his ideals. This book, thought so much. Fr. Dear has written a book requiring such hermeneutic yoga that an Indian fakir would be proud. Put [...]

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    2. THIS REVIEW IS ACTUALLY FOR HIS BOOK "LIVING PEACE" NOT the title indicated. I did not want to re-type my remarksI wanted to really, really like this book because the author does give MUCH to PRAY and PONDER aboutpeace. I appreciated his references to Gandhi and to Martin Luther King, two persons I have long admired! I also appreciated the practicality of certain parts of the book: how to pray; how to get practice peace-making by looking at all as ones brothers and sisters. He also gave some via [...]

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    3. A fascinating book that attempts to reconstruct Christology on the foundation of nonviolence, a thesis it does well, save in a few places where higher critical scholarship gets in the way.

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