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Peace in the post-Christian era

Author: Thomas Merton; Patricia A Burton
Publisher: Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2004.
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Publisher description: "Substitute "war on terrorism" for "war on communism" and Merton's insights continue to challenge our culture of war and ourselves to become Gospel people of peace and nonviolence. This book stands at the heart of the Merton canon ... Read it and take up where Merton left off-questioning the culture, denouncing war and nuclear weapons, taking risks for the truth, pointing the way to peace, and  Read more...
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Merton, Thomas, 1915-1968.
Peace in the post-Christian era.
Maryknoll, N.Y. : Orbis Books, ©2004
(OCoLC)647207423
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Merton; Patricia A Burton
ISBN: 1570755590 9781570755590
OCLC Number: 54988763
Description: lviii, 165 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preamble : peace, a religious responsibility --
Can we choose peace? --
The dance of death --
The Christian as peacemaker --
War in Origen and St. Augustine --
The legacy of Machiavelli --
Justice in modern war --
Religious problems of the Cold War --
Theologians and defense --
Working for peace --
Beyond east and west --
Moral passivity and demonic activism --
The scientists and nuclear war --
Red or dead? : the anatomy of a cliché --
Christian perspectives in world crisis --
Christian conscience and national defense --
The Christian choice.
Responsibility: Thomas Merton ; edited with an introduction by Patricia A. Burton ; foreword by Jim Forest.
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Publisher description: "Substitute "war on terrorism" for "war on communism" and Merton's insights continue to challenge our culture of war and ourselves to become Gospel people of peace and nonviolence. This book stands at the heart of the Merton canon ... Read it and take up where Merton left off-questioning the culture, denouncing war and nuclear weapons, taking risks for the truth, pointing the way to peace, and discovering anew how to be Christian in these post-Christian times." John Dear, author, Living Peace. Writing at the height of the Cold War, Merton issued a passionate cry for sanity and a challenge to the idea that unthinkable violence can be squared with the Gospel of Christ. Censors of Merton's order blocked publication of this work, but forty years later, despite changing circumstances, his prophetic message remains eerily topical. At a time when the "war on terrorism" has replaced the struggle against communism, Merton's work continues to demonstrate the power and relevance of the Gospel in answering the most urgent challenges of our time.

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