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Put down your sword : answering the Gospel call to creative nonviolence

Author: John Dear
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 actions he himself has taken following the path of nonviolence, modeling his own vision of peace in this turbulent world."--Jacket.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Dear
ISBN: 9780802863577 0802863574
OCLC Number: 213466186
Description: x, 191 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The Commandments of Gospel nonviolence --
The last words of Jesus --
The Beatitudes of peace --
Our image of God --
The politics of the sacred heart --
Resurrection! --
The common ground of interfaith nonviolence --
Nonviolence in action --
Sackcloth and ashes --
Standing up at the School of the Americas --
To the tombs and back --
The Santa Fe Nine --
Generosity, not domination --
Pilgrimages of nonviolence --
A pilgrimage to Gandhi's India --
Witness for peace in Colombia --
The road isn't easy --
Practitioners of nonviolence --
Dr. King's daring nonviolence --
The moral leadership of Ignacio Ellacuría, César Chávez, and Philip Berrigan --
Ten Nobel Peace laureates --
Henri Nouwen's spirituality of peace --
Denise Levertov's peace making poetry --
Joan Baez : a voice for peace --
Bill O'Donnell : peacemaking priest --
On retreat with Thich Nhat Hanh --
Sophie Scholl and the white rose --
Franziska and Franz Jägerstätter --
The vision of nonviolence --
The earth means the world to me --
The wisdom of Thomas Merton --
A world without war.
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"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 actions he himself has taken following the path of nonviolence, modeling his own vision of peace in this turbulent world."--Jacket.

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Richard Rohr -Some teachers are all theory and some are all practice. John Dear has the ability to be both. Some teachers are very orthodox and some open new ground. John Dear puts the two together Read more...

 
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An Autobiography and Finger-Pointing Activism

by ABryan23 (WorldCat user published about 6 days ago) Fair Permalink

John Dear takes most of this relatively short work to expound on his personal experiences protesting war and advocating for reduction of nuclear arsenal, cessation of aid to countries in revolution, etc.  In fact, once could argue that rather than detailing how the Christian should answer the...
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