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A call to nonviolence.

Ferguson, John

A call to nonviolence.

by Ferguson, John

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Published by Fellowship of Reconciliation in [New Malden, Eng .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Nonviolence.,
  • Pacifism.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHM278 .F47
    The Physical Object
    Pagination11 p.
    Number of Pages11
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5464763M
    LC Control Number73167525

    The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action provides readers with a solid foundation in nonviolence theory and application. Metta staff and volunteers have created this study guide that can be used to for individual reflection, group discussion, or classroom adaptation. Get this from a library! What about Hitler?: wrestling with Jesus's call to nonviolence in an evil world. [Robert W Brimlow] -- Must Christians always turn the other cheek and resist violence? Is it ever justifiable for Christians to retaliate in the face of evil? Philosopher Robert .

    The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God. Most contemporary Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Reinhold Niebuhr’s brother, H. Richard, argued for faithfulness to the example of Jesus’s nonviolence, while Reinhold believed this was naive and unrealistic in an imperfect world. H. Richard was the purist to the Christian faith, believing that following the Golden Rule, no matter the consequences, is what Jesus and God called us to do.

    I simply responded to the call of the people for a spokesman. When the protest began, my mind, consciously or unconsciously, was driven back to the Sermon on the Mount, with its sublime teachings on love, and the Gandhian method of nonviolent resistance. As the days unfolded, I came to see the power of nonviolence more and more. Nonviolence or Ahimsa is one of the cardinal virtues and an important tenet of Jainism, Hinduism and is a multidimensional concept, inspired by the premise that all living beings have the spark of the divine spiritual energy; therefore, to hurt another being is to hurt oneself. It has also been related to the notion that any violence has karmic consequences.


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A call to nonviolence by Ferguson, John Download PDF EPUB FB2

Common folk can use this book to develop a true sense of the nonviolence God calls us to in their home with their families. With this book they can do it with resources as close as their local video store and their own music collection/5(3). THE STRENGTH OF THIS BOOK IS: That if you wanted to debate the philosophy of nonviolence with an atheist, a philosophy professor, a theologian, or a mystic, this is the only book you would have to read in advance, because it gives a point-by-point analysis of all related arguments/5(13).

The Nonviolence Handbook book. Read 15 reviews from the world “Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,” renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes.4/5.

“A thought-provoking call to reject war and become people of nonviolence.” About the Author John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peaceand by: 3. Called to Nonviolence by Marie Dennis, Co-President of Pax Christi International Invited by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International with LCWR, CMSM, Pace e Bene, the JPIC Commission of the Unions of Superior Generals (USG/UISG), the Columbans and Maryknoll, 85 people from around the world gathered in Rome last.

Michael Nagler's 'Search for a Non-Violent Future' was used in several courses that I have taken on peace and non-violence studies. And, while it is an excellent book, I found it a little lengthy and full of examples and stories moreso than practical application.

This Nonviolence /5(18). Unfortunate that a book of inspiring models begins with inaccurate exposition. Rhetorical twisting and speculative interpretation in the very first pages.

The writer seems to reduce the gospel to a mere qualifier for nonviolence, as if that's all the gospel is about/5. “Any type of violence is against God, against religion, against spirituality, against humanity, and against nature. Maturity comes only through non-violence, love, and all-inclusiveness.” ― Amit Ray, Nonviolence: The Transforming Power.

Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as 5/5(5).

Judith Butler’s new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality.

Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical relation to existing forms of power. For those who see the New Testament as a call to nonviolence, being able to interpret the Book of Revelation as part of that overall message depends primarily on a strategy of seeing how Revelation takes violent apocalyptic imagery from the Hebrew tradition and means to subvert it from within, primarily through the dominant actor in Revelation, the Lamb slain.

Books shelved as nonviolence: Nonviolence: Twenty-Five Lessons from the History of a Dangerous Idea by Mark Kurlansky, Gandhi: An autobiography by Mahatm. I believe that the Scriptures call me to a commitment of non-violence WHILE also calling me to be actively engaged in the World.

I reject the monks desire to be wholly separate, but I also reject the notion that being committed to non-violence must make me an Anabaptist. In concluding the fourth paragraph, Dr. Clark writes. He described his own “pilgrimage to nonviolence” in his first book, Stride Toward Freedom, and in subsequent books and articles.

“True pacifism,” or “nonviolent resistance,” King wrote, is “a courageous confrontation of evil by the power of love” (King, Stride, 80). Michael Nagler’s manual on nonviolence is a healthy reminder that there are alternatives to violence.

I’m writing this foreword to The Nonviolence Hand-book while on a trip in Northeast Asia. In two of the countries I’ve visited, citizens are using nonviolent tactics to challenge actions of their governments—the.

Wrestling with Jesus's Call to Nonviolence in an Evil World - eBook () by Robert Brimlow Hear about sales, receive special offers & more. You can unsubscribe at any time.3/5(1).

This book reminded me that the what about Hitler question, is pretty irrelevant for pacifists and followers of Jesus. The church should have dealt with the matter before it became too out of hand. Jesus taught us that it is our duty to bring peace into the world, and I feel that christians did a poor job of that in the early-mid 20th century/5.

Those who critique pacifism usually ask one simple question: what about Hitler. Brimlow, an associate professor of philosophy at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, N.Y., grapples with that quest.

Christ’s followers are to demonstrate love for others—and one major way we are to demonstrate love is through a life of peace and nonviolence. Jesus Christ wants His followers to put their trust in Him for protection and to be noted for their peace and love for others.

Get this from a library. Put down your sword: answering the Gospel call to creative nonviolence. [John Dear] -- "Put Down Your Sword invites us into Jesus' way of nonviolence as presented by the Gospels.

Arguing that all Christians must follow Christ's example in the ways of peace, Dear outlines the many. Here is a list of books to get you started on the history and the practice of nonviolence. Maybe you’ll find your feet on the pavement the next time five million women across the globe need to march.

Or scientists, or working people, or supporters of black life, or defending Native land rights, or fighting religious intolerance, etc.Examined together, these eight perspectives show that Christian nonviolence isn’t a singular position, but rather a rich conversation wrestling with what it means to live out the biblical call.Brimlow argues a Christian position of nonviolence, reminding the reader that the call of Christ to incarnate the kingdom of God is often absurd.

War is necessary, we feel, to guarantee our safety and security. But security is not an expectation of the Christian. After all, Jesus tells us that we will lose our own lives even as we try to save them.