Summary Book Review The Catholic Peace Tradition by Ronald G. Musto:
Download or read book The Catholic Peace Tradition written by Ronald G. Musto and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 404 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a historical account of the continuous peacemaking efforts of the Roman Catholic Church from gospel times to the present
Summary Book Review The Peace Tradition in the Catholic Church by :
Download or read book The Peace Tradition in the Catholic Church written by and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 1987 with total page 590 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Companion volume to: The Catholic peace tradition. Includes indexes.
Download or read book Peace written by David Cortright and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2008-04-24 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Veteran scholar and peace activist David Cortright offers a definitive history of the human striving for peace and an analysis of its religious and intellectual roots. This authoritative, balanced, and highly readable volume traces the rise of peace advocacy and internationalism from their origins in earlier centuries through the mass movements of recent decades: the pacifist campaigns of the 1930s, the Vietnam antiwar movement, and the waves of disarmament activism that peaked in the 1980s. Also explored are the underlying principles of peace - nonviolence, democracy, social justice, and human rights - all placed within a framework of 'realistic pacifism'. Peace brings the story up-to-date by examining opposition to the Iraq War and responses to the so-called 'war on terror'. This is history with a modern twist, set in the context of current debates about 'the responsibility to protect', nuclear proliferation, Darfur, and conflict transformation.
Summary Book Review Sharing Peace by Gerald Schlabach:
Download or read book Sharing Peace written by Gerald Schlabach and published by Liturgical Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and the Vatican. The search for a shared reading of history, theology of the church and its sacraments or ordinances, and understandings of Christ's call to be peacemakers are its most prominent themes. Contributors include: Scott Appleby (Kroc Institute, Notre Dame) Alan Kreider (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary) Helmut Harder (Mennonite co-chair of the international dialogue) Drew Christiansen, SJ (Georgetown University, Catholic delegate to the international dialogue) John Roth (Goshen College) John Cavadini (University of Notre Dame) C. Arnold Snyder (University of Waterloo) Mary Doak(University of San Diego) Elizabeth Groppe (Xavier University) Thomas Finger (author of A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology) Bishop Gabino Zavala (past president of Pax Christi USA) Duane Friesen (Bethel College, Kansas) Gerald Schlabach (University of St. Thomas) Mary Schertz (Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary) Abbot John Klassen, OSB (Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota; co-chair of Bridgefolk) Margaret R. Pfeil is assistant professor of moral theology at the University of Notre Dame and a Faculty Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. She specializes in Catholic social thought. She is also a cofounder and resident of St. Peter Claver Catholic Worker House in South Bend, Indiana, and is on the board of Bridgefolk, a movement of Mennonites and Roman Catholics who come together to celebrate each other's practices and honor each other's contributions to the mission of Christ's church. Gerald W. Schlabach is professor of theology and director of the Justice and Peace Studies program at the University of St. Thomas in St.Paul, Minnesota. He is cofounder and executive director of Bridgefolk. His books include Just Policing, Not War: An Alternative Response to World Violence (Liturgical Press, 2007) and Unlearning Protestantism: Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age.
Summary Book Review The Bible in History by David W. Kling:
Download or read book The Bible in History written by David W. Kling and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2004-08-12 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No one can doubt that the Bible has exerted a tremendous influence on Western civilization since the dawn of Christianity. But few of us have considered the precise nature of that influence in particular historical contexts. In this book, David Kling traces the fascinating story of how specific biblical texts have at different times emerged to be the inspiration of movements that have changed the course of history. By examining eight such pivotal texts, Kling elucidates the ways in which sacred texts continue to shape our lives as well as our history. Among the passages he discusses are: * "Upon this rock I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18), which inspired the formation of the papacy and has served as its foundation for centuries * "The righteous will live by faith" (Romans 1:17), which caught the imagination of Martin Luther and sparked the Protestant Reformation * "Go to Pharaoh and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord: Let my people go, so that they may worship me'" (Exodus 8:1), which has played an important and diverse role in African American history from early slave spirituals through the modern civil rights movement and beyond * "There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28), which has been adopted by feminists as a rallying cry in the battle for women's ordination Each of the historical episodes he explores--from the beginning of Christian monasticism to the emergence of Pentecostalism--is evidence of the dynamic interplay between Scripture and the social and cultural context in which it is interpreted. Kling's innovative study of this process shows how sacred texts can give life to social movements, and how powerful social forces can give new meaning to Scripture.
Summary Book Review A History of the Church in the Middle Ages by F. Donald Logan:
Download or read book A History of the Church in the Middle Ages written by F. Donald Logan and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In History of the Church in the Middle Ages, Logan offers an introduction to the Medieval church covering the essential events and themes. The book spans the entire period from the origins of Christianity to The Great Schism and age of councils.
Summary Book Review A Living Tradition by A. Alexander Stummvoll:
Download or read book A Living Tradition written by A. Alexander Stummvoll and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-04-17 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On the world stage, the Holy See acts as both a religious and a political actor. As the head of over 1.2 billion Catholics, the pope is a widely recognized spiritual authority. Politically, the Holy See maintains diplomatic relations with other states and actively participates in international organizations such as the United Nations. A Living Tradition examines the normative sources and the dilemmas underpinning papal diplomacy. It does so in the context of four diverse case studies: the Vietnam War, John Paul II and Poland, the United Nations conferences in Cairo and Beijing, and the global campaign for debt relief. While Catholic Social Doctrine offers a principled basis for Holy See diplomacy, living out religious norms is more complicated than simply preaching them, especially in global politics. This process leads to political and ethical policy dilemmas as well as to changing patterns of conflict and cooperation with other international actors. By drawing upon unpublished archival documents from five countries, A Living Tradition offers a fresh and interdisciplinary view of both Catholic Social Doctrine and papal diplomacy that explores a key issue of the religious resurgence we are experiencing in the twenty-first century: how religious traditions function in global politics.
Summary Book Review The Catholic Tradition of the Law of Nations by John Eppstein:
Download or read book The Catholic Tradition of the Law of Nations written by John Eppstein and published by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.. This book was released on 2012-04-01 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Catholic Tradition of the Law of Nations is a well-edited collection of annotated documents illustrating the Church's doctrine regarding war and peace and its opinion of such topics as the League of Nations, nationality and minority rights. Valuable for its insights into the history, doctrine and traditions of Catholic thought on international law, it includes important papal writings that are difficult to locate and otherwise unavailable in English. Published for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace by the Catholic Association for International Peace. Reprint of the sole edition. "Being somewhat familiar with the Catholic tradition and an outspoken advocate of the Catholic conception of international law, the reviewer feels no hesitancy in recommending unreservedly Mr. Eppstein's excellent compendium of The Catholic Tradition of the Law of Nations." --JAMES BROWN SCOTT, Georgetown Law Journal 24 (1935-1936) 1063 JOHN EPPSTEIN [1895-1988] was the author of numerous books on Catholicism and human rights, including Catholics and the Problem of Peace (1925), Code of International Ethics (1953) and The Cult of Revolution of the Church (1974).
Summary Book Review The Church's Peace Witness by Marlin E. Miller:
Download or read book The Church's Peace Witness written by Marlin E. Miller and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 1994 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable. Should Christians be involved in making war? This ever-present issue gets new attention here within the context of ecumenical discussion. Seven chapters are biblical and historical studies originally prepared for the 1991 Faith and Order Consultation on the Apostolic Faith and the Church's Peace Witness. Also included are eleven statements on war and peace from different church traditions and the 1991 consultation's "Summary Statement." Contributors: Ben C. Ollenburger Dianne Bargent Paul N. Anderson Richard Jeske David G. Hunter Donald F. Durnbaugh Charles W. Brockwell Jr. Howard John Loewen Jeffrey Gros Marlin Miller.
Summary Book Review Historical Dictionary of Catholicism by William J. Collinge:
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Catholicism written by William J. Collinge and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 623 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Defines terms which deal with aspects of the faith, worship, ethics, history, theology, and spirituality of the Catholic Church.
Author :International Conference On The Pacifist Impulse I Publisher :University of Toronto Press Release Date :1996-01-01 ISBN 10 :0802007775 Pages :476 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.0/5 (2 users download)
Summary Book Review The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective by International Conference On The Pacifist Impulse I:
Download or read book The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective written by International Conference On The Pacifist Impulse I and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 1996-01-01 with total page 476 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume of twenty-three essays appears in recognition of the emergence of peace history as a relatively new and coherent field of learning. ... these essays were presented at an international conference "The Pacifist Impulse in Historical Perspective". ... Together the essays in this book explore the ideas and activities of persons and groups who, for two millennia, have rejected war and urged non-violent means of settling conflicts
Summary Book Review The Catholic Dimensions of Legal Study by Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library:
Download or read book The Catholic Dimensions of Legal Study written by Judge Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library and published by . This book was released on 2004 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Origins of War by Matthew A. Shadle:
Download or read book The Origins of War written by Matthew A. Shadle and published by Georgetown University Press. This book was released on 2011-03-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Debate rages within the Catholic Church about the ethics of war and peace, but the simple question of why wars begin is too often neglected. Catholics’ assumptions about the causes of conflict are almost always drawn uncritically from international relations theory—a field dominated by liberalism, realism, and Marxism—which is not always consistent with Catholic theology. In The Origins of War, Matthew A. Shadle examines several sources to better understand why war happens. His retrieval of biblical literature and the teachings of figures from church tradition sets the course for the book. Shadle then explores the growing awareness of historical consciousness within the Catholic tradition—the way beliefs and actions are shaped by time, place, and culture. He examines the work of contemporary Catholic thinkers like Pope John Paul II, Jacques Maritain, John Courtney Murray, Dorothy Day, Brian Hehir, and George Weigel. In the constructive part of the book, Shadle analyzes the movement within international relations theory known as constructivism—which proposes that war is largely governed by a set of socially constructed and cultural influences. Constructivism, Shadle claims, presents a way of interpreting international politics that is highly amenable to a Catholic worldview and can provide a new direction for the Christian vocation of peacemaking.
Summary Book Review Warlike Christians in an Age of Violence by Nick Megoran:
Download or read book Warlike Christians in an Age of Violence written by Nick Megoran and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2017-10-03 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How should Christians respond to war? This age-old question has become more pressing given Western governments’ recent overseas military interventions and the rise of extremist Islamist jihadism. Grounded in conservative evangelical theology, this book argues the historic church position that it is inadmissible for Christians to use violence or take part in war. It shows how the church’s propensity to support the “just wars,” crusades, rebellions, or “humanitarian interventions” of its host nations over time has been disastrous for the reputation of the gospel. Instead, the church’s response to war is simply to be the church, by preaching the gospel and making peace in the love and power of God. The book considers challenges to this argument for “gospel peace.” What about warfare in the Old Testament and military metaphors in the New? What of church history? And how do we deal with tyrants like Hitler and terrorists like Islamic State? Charting a path between just war theory and liberal pacifism, numerous inspiring examples from the worldwide church are used to demonstrate effective and authentically Christian responses to violence. The author argues that as Christians increasingly drop their unbiblical addiction to war, we may be entering one of the most exciting periods of church history.
Summary Book Review Making Peace with Faith by Michelle Garred:
Download or read book Making Peace with Faith written by Michelle Garred and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-01-15 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although religion is almost never a root cause, it often gets pulled into conflict as a powerful element, especially where conflicting parties have different religious identities. Every faith tradition offers resources for peace, and secular policy makers are more and more acknowledging the influence of faith-based actors, even though there remains a tendency to associate religion more with conflict than peace. In this text, practitioners from different faiths relate and explore the many challenges they face in their peacebuilding work, which their secular partners may be unaware of. The contributors are all practitioners whose faith or religious experience motivates their work for peace and justice in such a way that it influences their actions. Their roles are diverse, as some work for faith-based institutions, while others engage in secular contexts. The multiple perspectives featured represent multiple faiths (Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish), diverse scopes of practice, different geographic regions. Each chapter follows a similar template to address specific challenges, such as dealing with extremist views, addressing negative stereotypes about one’s faith, endorsing violence, developing relations with other faith-based or secular groups, confronting gender-based violence, and working with people who hold different beliefs. In this text, practitioners from different faiths relate and explore the many challenges they face in their peacebuilding work, which their secular partners may be unaware of. They provide a comprehensive view of the practice of peacebuilding in its many challenging aspects, for both professionals and those studying religion and peacebuilding alike.
Summary Book Review Modern Just War Theory by Michael Farrell:
Download or read book Modern Just War Theory written by Michael Farrell and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 423 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions to Illuminations: A Scarecrow Press Series of Guides to Research in Religion provide students and scholars, lay readers and clergy, with a road map to research in key areas of religious study. All commonly constructed with introductions to the topic and reviews of key thinkers, concepts, and events, each volume includes surveys of the primary and secondary sources, with critical evaluations of their places in the canon of thought and research on the topic. Focusing primarily on the knowledge required by today’s students and scholars, each guide is a must-have for any student of religion. The twentieth century saw an explosion of wars and an accompanying explosion of literature on the morality of war. Thinking among Christian clerics and scholars on the idea of “just war” shifted with developments on the battlefield. Alternatives to just war theory, such as pacifism and realism, found new proponents in the published work of the neo-Anabaptists and Niebhurians. Meanwhile, proponents of Christian just war theory had to address challenges from competing ideologies as well as ththose presented by the changing nature of warfare. Modern Just War Theory: A Guide to Research, by scholar and librarian Michael Farrell, serves as a manual for students and scholars studying Christian just war theory, helping them navigate the wealth of just war literature produced in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Farrell’s guide provides an introduction to the major developments of just war theory in the twentieth century, including sections on how to research just war theory, an overview of some of the most important theorists and developments of the twentieth century, and discussions of key search terms and related topics. Farrell then surveys and evaluates key primary and secondary sources for researchers on just war theory, as well as related sources on Christian realism and the responses of just war theorists to proponents of pacifism and secular just war theories. Modern Just War Theory will appeal to students and scholars of theology, military history, international law, and Christian ethics
Summary Book Review Christian Theological Tradition by Catherine Cory:
Download or read book Christian Theological Tradition written by Catherine Cory and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-13 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This text helps students acquire a basic theological literacy in key persons and events of the Bible and the Christian faith, and in Christianity's encounter with culture at large. Historically arranged, it also addresses five major themes of systematic theology: revelation, God, creation, Jesus, and church.