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

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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.

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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)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Ch. 1From Violence to Nonviolence5
Ch. 2The Nonviolence of Jesus18
Ch. 3God Is Nonviolent30
Ch. 4The Peacemaking Trinity43
Ch. 5The Christ of Peace52
Ch. 6The Sin of Violence59
Ch. 7Human Suffering and the God of Peace66
Ch. 8A Soteriology of Nonviolence76
Ch. 9An Eschatology of Nonviolence83
Ch. 10An Anthropology of Nonviolence98
Ch. 11An Ecclesiology of Nonviolence104
Ch. 12Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel of Peace115
Ch. 13From Just War to Nonviolence126
Ch. 14Feminism and Nonviolence134
Ch. 15Liberating Nonviolence and Institutionalized Violence144
Ch. 16The Seamless Garment of Nonviolence158
Ch. 17Spirituality and Nonviolence165
Ch. 18The Sacraments of Nonviolence178
Ch. 19The Liturgy of Nonviolence185
Ch. 20The Praxis of Nonviolence195
Notes198
Index209

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