Peace Be with You: Justified Warfare or the Way of Nonviolence

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In Part One, Egan traces the history of "justified warfare" up to our present century when peacemakers were finally heard in their call to return to the teaching of gospel nonviolence. In Part Two, she articulates the spirituality and theology of peace, drawing on the works of mercy, the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, the teachings of Vatican II and the American bishops, and the practice of contemporary peacemakers. She concludes by offering an extended reflection on the life and witness of Dorothy Day, ...
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Overview

In Part One, Egan traces the history of "justified warfare" up to our present century when peacemakers were finally heard in their call to return to the teaching of gospel nonviolence. In Part Two, she articulates the spirituality and theology of peace, drawing on the works of mercy, the Beatitudes, the Lord's Prayer, the teachings of Vatican II and the American bishops, and the practice of contemporary peacemakers. She concludes by offering an extended reflection on the life and witness of Dorothy Day, co-founder of the Catholic Worker, who so exemplified the spirit and practice of peace for our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570752438
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/1999
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.78 (d)

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Eileen Egan worked with refugees during World War II under the auspices of Catholic Relief Services. A co-worker of Mother Teresa and an associate of Dorothy Day, she played a critical role in the peace lobby at Vatican II. She has written extensively for 'The Catholic Worker' and is author of Christopher Award winner, 'Mother Teresa: Such a Vision of the Street' and 'For Whom There Is No Room: Scenes from the Refugee World'.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1 The Way of Justified Warfare
1 Will You Restore the Kingdom of Israel? 3
2 The New Way 18
3 The Way of Justified Warfare 41
4 Is It God's Will? 62
5 St. Thomas and the Angels 80
6 Just War Challenged 98
7 The Works of War 110
Pt. 2 The Way of Nonviolence
8 The Works of Mercy and the Works of War 137
9 Toward a Theology of Peace 151
10 Crime against God and Man 166
11 Violence Forestalled: The Philippines and the Iron Curtain 181
12 Prophets of Nonviolence 199
13 The Right to Refuse to Kill 217
14 Peace of Christ 237
15 The Lord's Prayer and the Reign of God 247
Pt. 3 The Discipleship of Peace
16 Dorothy Day: Christ's Way or the World's Way (1927-59) 261
17 Dorothy Day: Love Is the Measure (1960-80) 285
Afterword: Peace Be with You 308
Notes 309
Index 331
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