Witnessing For Peace / Edition 1

Witnessing For Peace / Edition 1

by Munib A. Younan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800635981

ISBN-13: 9780800635985

Pub. Date: 06/01/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The rapidly deteriorating situation in Israel/Palestine has dashed hopes of any imminent peace or even accommodation between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people. A leader in Palestinian Christianity, and an outspoken advocate of nonviolence and of Palestinian rights, Bishop Munib Younan directly addresses this situation and its imperatives. Born of…  See more details below

Overview

The rapidly deteriorating situation in Israel/Palestine has dashed hopes of any imminent peace or even accommodation between the Israeli people and the Palestinian people. A leader in Palestinian Christianity, and an outspoken advocate of nonviolence and of Palestinian rights, Bishop Munib Younan directly addresses this situation and its imperatives. Born of Palestinian refugee parents and raised in Jerusalem, Younan has spent his life pastoring Palestinian Christians and searching for nonviolent solutions in this complex and volatile religious and political scene.

In this volume, Younan presents first the historical and social context of the Palestinian situation, beginning with the not-well-known story of Arab Christianity and his own background. He elaborates his own theology of nonviolence, centered in the idea of martyria-heeding a call to justice, inclusion, and forgiveness. He illustrates the notion with dramatic and often tragic episodes and shows how it can address key issues in the current struggle with Israel over statehood, land, and refugees. Younan's model of Christian nonviolence also has demonstrable benefits in addressing terrorism, interreligious strife, and global peacemaking.

Younan's is a voice all Christians of conscience should hear.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800635985
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue
1"We Have This Cloud of Witnesses." I: Two Thousand Years of Christianity in Jerusalem3
2"We Have This Cloud of Witnesses," II: The Younan Family Story21
3A Theology of Martyria41
4Witness in the Land55
5Witness for Justice: The Political Situation66
6Witness for Nonviolence and Moderation76
7Witness in the Face of Terrorism99
8Witnessing to a Terrorist110
9Principles for Witness in Theological Trialogue120
10Witness to the Muslim Community128
11Witness to the Jewish Community142
Notes163

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