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After War, Is Faith Possible?: The Life and Message of Geoffrey ''Woodbine Willie'' Studdert Kennedy
     

After War, Is Faith Possible?: The Life and Message of Geoffrey ''Woodbine Willie'' Studdert Kennedy

by Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy
 

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"There are no words foul and filthy enough to describe war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a decorated frontline chaplain whose battlefield experiences in World War I transformed him into his generation's most eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy was also a tireless champion of the

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"There are no words foul and filthy enough to describe war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a decorated frontline chaplain whose battlefield experiences in World War I transformed him into his generation's most eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy was also a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, scores of articles, hundreds of poems, and preached countless sermons in both the UK and the US promoting economic justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching influenced an entire generation. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, described him as a "true prophet." Even though he's fallen into obscurity with the passage of years, Studdert Kennedy's message still inspires the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jurgen Moltmann.

This collection of Studdert Kennedy's work, the first in sixty years, seeks to introduce this most relevant of thinkers to our troubled times. The book pulls together Studdert Kennedy's most important writings on war and peace, poverty, the problem of evil, the church's role in the world, sin and atonement, the suffering God, love versus force as world powers, and the beloved community. Editor Kerry Walters introduces the texts with a biographical and thematic essay.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556353796
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Peace and Justice Studies at Gettysburg College. He is the author of 19 previous books on philosophy, theology, and peace, and has been a peace activist since the Vietnam War era.

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