Christians and Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age

Christians and Nonviolence in the Nuclear Age

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781625642769
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/28/2013
Pages: 130
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Dr. Gerard A Vanderhaar (1931-2005), author of six books on nonviolence as well as numerous articles and other publications. He was Professor Emeritus of Religion and Peace Studies at Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee, where he taught for twenty-eight years.

Table of Contents

Foreword Bishop Carroll T. Dozier 5

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 Mutual Assured Destruction 15

Ending the War

City Busting

Trinity

The Decision

For History

Surrender

The Arms Race

Deterrence

Too Close

Blow Up the World

There Is Hope

Chapter 2 Nuclear Idolatry 33

The Idols

God's Command

Israel's Sin

Minigods

Progressive Insecurity

Self-Corruption

The Lesson

God's Armor

Chapter 3 Scripture Through Peace Eyes 49

The Rulers

Resistance: Violent and Nonviolent

The Kingdom of God

The Dangerous Jesus

The Peaceful Jesus

Paul's Version

The God of War

Shalom

Strength in Persecution

Chapter 4 The Dynamics of Nonviolence 67

Truth Force

The Way It Works

Kinds of Nonviolent Action

Seeking

Truth

Nonviolence in Action

Civilian

Based Defense

Precedents

Conclusion

Chapter 5 Demythologizing the Enemy 83

An Ancient Prejudice

Original Sin

World Citizenship

Nationalism

The New Vision

True Patriotism

The Enemy

Demythologizing

Truth Before Loyalty

Conclusion

Chapter 6 Personal Nonviolence 99

Spirituality

Study

Self-Awareness

Communication

Nonviolence of Individuals

Positive Peace

International Peace Groups

Unilateral Initiatives

Conclusion

Discussion Questions 115

Notes 119

Bibliography 127

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