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This book opens a new frontier in understanding nonviolence. Discussions of peace and nonviolence usually focus on either moral theory or practical dimensions of applying nonviolence in conflict situations. Teaching Peace carries the discussion of nonviolence beyond ethics and into the rest of the academic curriculum. This book isn't just for religion or philosophy teachers—it is for all educators. Teaching Peace begins with a discussion rooted in Christian theology, where nonviolence is so central and important....
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Teaching Peace: Nonviolence and the Liberal Arts

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Overview

This book opens a new frontier in understanding nonviolence. Discussions of peace and nonviolence usually focus on either moral theory or practical dimensions of applying nonviolence in conflict situations. Teaching Peace carries the discussion of nonviolence beyond ethics and into the rest of the academic curriculum. This book isn't just for religion or philosophy teachers—it is for all educators. Teaching Peace begins with a discussion rooted in Christian theology, where nonviolence is so central and important. But it is clear that there are other paths to nonviolence, and that one certainly doesn't have to be a Christian to practice nonviolence. The pieces that follow, therefore, show how a nonviolent perspective impacts disciplines across the curriculum—from acting, to biology, to mathematics, to psychology.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461643944
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/8/2003
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

J. Denny Weaver is professor of religion and Harry and Jean Yoder Scholar in Bible and Religion at Bluffton College. He is the author of four previous books. Gerald Biesecker-Mast is associate professor of communication at Bluffton College. This is the second volume he has co-edited.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Christian Nonviolence and the Enlightenment Crisis
Part 2 I. What Is Nonviolence?
Chapter 3 Violence and Nonviolence
Part 4 II. Nonviolence in the Bible and Theology
Chapter 5 Violence in Christian Theology
Chapter 6 The God of the Bible and the Nonviolence of Jesus
Chapter 7 Nonviolence in the (Biblical) Struggle to Know
Part 8 III. Nonviolence in History and Politics
Chapter 9 Violence, Nonviolence, and the Search for Answers in History
Chapter 10 Nonviolent Political Movements as Missed Opportunity in Kosovo
Chapter 11 The Bush Doctrine and Pacifist Pedagogy
Part 12 IV. Nonviolence and the Humanities
Chapter 13 Nonviolence, Anabaptism, and the Impossible inCommunication
Chapter 14 Literature, Nonviolence, and Nonviolent Teaching
Chapter 15 Violence and Supernatural Justice in GothicLiterature
Part 16 V. Nonviolence and the Arts
Chapter 17 The Very Picture of Peace
Chapter 18 Nonviolence in Actor Training
Chapter 19 Violence and Nonviolence in Choral Music
Part 20 VI. Nonviolence and the Social Sciences
Chapter 21 The Violence of Global Marketization
Chapter 22 Violence and Nonviolence in Criminal Justice
Chapter 23 Psychology's Missed Opportunities for Teaching Peace
Chapter 24 War and Peace in Economic Terms
Part 25 VII. Nonviolence and the Sciences
Chapter 26 Violent Images in Cell Biology
Chapter 27 Nature's Tooth-and-Claw Conflict Resolution
Chapter 28 Nonviolence and the Foundations of Mathematical Thought
Chapter 29 Teaching Nonviolence Through Mathematical Study
Part 30 VIII. Nonviolence and the Professions
Chapter 31 The Peaceable Educator
Chapter 32 The Peaceable Manager
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