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Put Down Your Sword: Answering the Gospel Call to Creative Nonviolence

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2008 / Paperback

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Few books on the market share not only a vision of Jesus' nonviolence but also ways of actually living out that same vision today. Who better to write such a work than Father John Dear, an internationally known peacemaker?

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.

First sharing his convictions and insights about the nonviolence of Jesus, the Beatitudes, the nature of God, and the mystery of the resurrection, Dear goes on to relate stories from the various protests in which he has been involved. Journal entries from missions to India and Colombia offer a poignant backdrop for his impassioned argument. Dear also profiles the peacemakers he finds most inspiring, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Henri Nouwen to Joan Baez. Finally, he reflects on care for the earth, the teachings of Thomas Merton, and the vision of a new world without war, poverty, or violence.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 203
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802863574
ISBN-13: 9780802863577
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Publisher's Description

Few books on the market share not only a vision of Jesus' nonviolence but also ways of actuallyliving out that same vision today. Who better to write such a work than Father John Dear, an internationally known peacemaker?

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.

First sharing his convictions and insights about the nonviolence of Jesus, the Beatitudes, the nature of God, and the mystery of the resurrection, Dear goes on to relate stories from the various protests in which he has been involved. Journal entries from missions to India and Colombia offer a poignant backdrop for his impassioned argument. Dear also profiles the peacemakers he finds most inspiring, from Martin Luther King Jr. to Henri Nouwen to Joan Baez. Finally, he reflects on care for the earth, the teachings of Thomas Merton, and the vision of a new world without war, poverty, or violence.

Author Bio

John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peaceand nonviolence. Priest, pastor, peacemaker, retreatleader, and author, he served for years as the director ofthe Fellowship of Reconciliation. His many books includeYou Will Be My Witnesses, Living Peace, Jesus theRebel, and Disarming the Heart.

Author Bio

John Dear is an internationally recognized voice for peace and nonviolence. Priest, pastor, peacemaker, retreat leader, and author, he served for years as the director of the Fellowship of Reconciliation. His many books include You Will Be My Witnesses, Living Peace, Jesus the Rebel, and Disarming the Heart.

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“John Dear not only talks about Jesus but also lives Jesus---radical, loving, nonviolent Jesus. He prisms Jesus through his own life and brings us into the adventure.” -Sister Helen Prejean

“For evil to prevail requires only that good people sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Fr. John Dear is compelling all of us to stand up and take responsibility for the suffering of humanity so often caused through selfishness and greed.” -Archbishop Desmond Tutu

“Dear has the gift to capture the social gospel as Jesus and the apostles proclaimed it. His writing is in the tradition of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Jean Vanier, and Daniel Berrigan.” -J. Christoph Arnold

“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 knowing they are the same.” -Richard Rohr

Editorial Reviews

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 knowing they are the same."

Sister Helen Prejean
"John Dear not only talks about Jesus but also lives Jesus — radical, loving, nonviolent Jesus. He prisms Jesus through his own life and brings us into the adventure."

Archbishop Desmond Tutu
"For evil to prevail requires only that good people sit on the sidelines and do nothing. Fr. John Dear is compelling all of us to stand up and take responsibility for the suffering of humanity so often caused through selfishness and greed."

J. Christoph Arnold
"Dear has the gift to capture the social gospel as Jesus and the apostles proclaimed it. His writing is in the tradition of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Jean Vanier, and Daniel Berrigan. "

Spirit & Life
"Easy to read, but once read, a challenge to our future thoughts and hopefully, actions."
 
Catholic Library World
"Will inspire readers to live a life of peace and look for hope in the actions of peace-keepers."
 
Mennonite Brethren Herald
"A thought-provoking call to reject war and become people of nonviolence."
 

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