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Profound exploration Mar 6, 2008
Whether you have never read James Douglass or are already a fan, this is the book for you. Not only is it a beautifully written and profound study of this unduly neglected theologian, but it is also an eloquent and insightful exploration of the deep theological, metaphysical, and social practices that sustain nonviolent resistance in our frequently bloody world. Holsinger Sherman is especially good at showing the way theology, spiritual practice, and social resistance are properly an integral whole, each piece supporting and empowering the other. As an added bonus, the first chapter, which sets the context for Douglas's theology, is a very helpful account of the religious peace movement in the 1960s and I imagine it would be of interest not only to theologians, but also to activists, and those with an interest in peace-studies and American cultural history.
Brilliant! Oct 3, 2007
A fabulous book I would highly recommend to anyone interested in the topic of non-violence, James Douglass or just good reading. Amazing!