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Number of Pages: 132
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2008
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Torture Is a Moral Issue: Christians, Jews, Muslims, and People of Conscience Speak OutEdited by George HunsingerWm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Trade Paperback$23.40 Retail:
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What about Hitler? Wrestling with Jesus' Call to Nonviolence in an Evil WorldRobert BrimlowBaker / 2006 / Trade Paperback$24.753 Stars Out Of 5 1 ReviewsAvailability: In StockCBD Stock No: WW430657
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Jean Vanier (Ph.D., L'Institut Catholique de Paris) is the founder of L'Arche, an international network of communities where people with and without learning disabilities experience life together as fellow human beings who share a mutuality of care and need. Today over 130 L'Arche communities exist in 34 countries on 6 continents. Jean's books include Community and Growth, Becoming Human, From Brokenness to Community and Befriending the Stranger.
In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness.
The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship.
This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.
"Hauerwas and Vanier insist on the holiness of people with disabilities. . . . the political implications of gentleness in the last chapter is worth the entire book."
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