This compassionate book describes the making of enemies in our personal, social, and national lives. It goes on to outline a nonviolent approach to resolving enmity wherever it arises.
It taps the rich resources of Jesus' two-thousand-year-old formula, ""Love your enemies,"" with the help of our contemporary understanding of Gandhian active nonviolence. The author offers a life-changing, habit-breaking approach of understanding, focusing, and negotiating as a positive alternative to the usual flight-or-fight response to enemies.
The book sketches an informative portrait of the Soviet Union that includes insights into its communist ideology, its political structures, and the practice of religion in the country. The book stresses that the USSR is a nation of real people who are interesting, sometimes colorful, yet always struggling.
|Publisher:||Wipf & Stock Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(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
1 The Making of Enemies 5
2 Two Myths, Two Mentalities 26
3 Jesus and His Enemies 48
4 Making Sense of Enemy Love 72
5 But What About the Russians? 95
Basic Resources 132