What Love Can Do: Following the Way of Peace, Justice and Compassion

What Love Can Do: Following the Way of Peace, Justice and Compassion

by Gerard Guiton


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What Love Can Do is about the Kingdom of God-'The Way'-and its practical application in today's fractured world. Spiritually progressive and insightful, the book challenges the institutional Church's long-standing neglect of a Way that was the central focus of the Gospel Jesus and his immediate followers. What Love Can Do includes wisdom from major world religions and non-religious sources alike. It highlights the Way as a living, dynamic politics of peace, justice and compassion, and covers such topics as celebration, truth, faith and trust, the prayer of quiet, reconciling community and hospitality. The Way as a source of nonviolent political and spiritual liberation is also discussed along with its affinity to ecological sustainability and the-more-than-human-world. Those who want an exciting, visionary, down-to-earth theology and/or have suffered at the hands of the Church and non-religious ideologies, will find consolation, meaning, direction and purpose in this book. It is also ideal for personal reflection, group discussion, course leaders and their participants, as well as for theological students and spiritual directors/companions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532606298
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 08/11/2016
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7

Websites for Artwork and Places Mentioned 8

Illustrations Used in the Book 8

What's the Book About? Who's it For? 9

Part 1 Five Main Elements of the Way 25

Part 2 Eight Major Outcomes of the Way 65

1 The Way Celebrates Life 69

2 The Way helps us seek Truth 75

3 The Way fosters our faith, trust and 'Yes!' 81

4 The Way is about 'everyday prayer' and 'the prayer of quiet' 85

5 The Way reconciles and grows community 95

6 The Way is a means of being welcomed and welcoming others 101

7 The Way promotes peace, justice and compassion 107

8 The Way helps to shape our love for the non-human world 113

Concluding Thoughts 125

Glossary 133

Non-English Words in the Main Text 143

Post-Pauline People Mentioned in Order of Appearance (Main Text) 147

Questions for Personal Reflection and/Or Group Discussion 151

Reading 153

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