The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence

The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence

by John Dear
     
 

ISBN-10: 1597521124

ISBN-13: 9781597521123

Pub. Date: 03/01/2005

Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers

The God of peace is never glorified by human violence. Thomas Merton

'The God of Peace', John Dear's classic theology of nonviolence, broke new ground when it was first published as a breakthrough toward a new understanding of scripture, theology, social concerns and churches issues—from the perspective of Gospel nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma

Overview

The God of peace is never glorified by human violence. Thomas Merton

'The God of Peace', John Dear's classic theology of nonviolence, broke new ground when it was first published as a breakthrough toward a new understanding of scripture, theology, social concerns and churches issues—from the perspective of Gospel nonviolence, in the tradition of Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day.

This ground-breaking study begins not just with the culture of violence, but the nonviolence of God, and the revolutionary nonviolence of Jesus. From the start, John Dear explores traditional areas of theology, such as Christology, Trinitarian Theology, anthropology, sin, redemption, theodicy, salvation, ecclesiology, eschatology, spirituality, liturgy, Catholic social teaching, the just war theory,, feminism, liberation theology and the consistent ethic of life. This text will help university and theology students pursuing the theology and spirituality of nonviolence, as well as ordinary Christians and activists interested in the crucial connection between war and violence, and God and nonviolence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597521123
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
03/01/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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