Seeds of Peace: Contemplation and Non-Violence

Seeds of Peace: Contemplation and Non-Violence

by William H. Shannon
     
 

William Shannon offers hope and answers to all of us who want peace in our personal lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live. He calls us to new and exciting experiences that far surpass the kind of life that is possible at the level of just the superficial. He shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and…  See more details below

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William Shannon offers hope and answers to all of us who want peace in our personal lives, our relationships, and the world in which we live. He calls us to new and exciting experiences that far surpass the kind of life that is possible at the level of just the superficial. He shows us how a contemplative life, which enables us to experience our oneness with God and in God with one another, inevitably leads to a lifestyle of non-violence and unconditional love. These ideas are the seeds of a peaceful life. It is William Shannon's gift that he can help us to achieve it.

Editorial Reviews

Steve Schroeder
Though this is not a book about Thomas Merton, it is so thoroughly informed by Merton's thought that it reads like a commentary. Shannon maintains that nonviolence (understood as unconditional love) is inextricably connected with contemplation and that both are inextricably connected with the Christian gospel. That argument, in the mainstream of Roman Catholic thinking about peace since Merton, is relevant well beyond the boundaries of Roman Catholicism. Readers familiar with Merton will gain greater insight from an encounter with Shannon; readers not familiar with Merton may be moved to read him. Either way, Shannon's book fulfills the promise of its title: it is not a blueprint but a collection of reflections scattered as seeds.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824515577
Publisher:
Crossroad Publishing Company
Publication date:
03/01/1996
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.51(h) x 0.80(d)

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