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The God of Peace: Toward a Theology of Nonviolence [Paperback]

By Sj John Dear (Author)
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The fruit of committed action as well as study, The God of Peace represents the first effort to outline a systematic theology beginning with the insight that God is nonviolent. This insight has been embodied in our time by figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day. Dear shows what Christian faith looks like when nonviolence is treated not simply as a subtopic of ethics or a political tactic, but as a hermeneutic lens through which every aspect of traditional Christian theology may be viewed. After establishing his methodology, Dear explores every aspect of traditional theology: the identity of God, the person of Jesus (prophet of nonviolence), Christ (Incarnation of nonviolent love), the nature and meaning of the Trinity (the nonviolent community at the heart of reality), as well as doctrines of creation, sin and redemption, theodicy, salvation, the church, eschatology, spirituality, and liturgy. Finally, Dear addresses Catholic social teaching and the just war theology, feminist and liberation theologies, and the consistent ethic of life.

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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Pages   212
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.98" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.69 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Mar 1, 2005
Publisher   Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN  1597521124  
ISBN13  9781597521123  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John Dear, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, peace activist, organizer, lecturer, and retreat leader. He is also the author/editor of twenty books on peace and nonviolence. John was recently nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. John lives in northern New Mexico. Visit his Web site at

John Dear currently resides in New York City, in the state of New York. John Dear was born in 1959.

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