Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History

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Rosie Perera | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Dec 15 2014 3:38 AM

Wow, I'd love to have this in Logos!

Christian Peace and Nonviolence: A Documentary History edited by Michael G. Long (Orbis, 2011)

Table of Contents:

Hebrew Scriptures : Isaiah 11:6-9 ; Jeremiah 6:13-14 ; Micah 4:1-4

Living toward a vision / Walter Brueggemann

Sermon on the Mount : Matthew 5:1-12 ; Matthew 5:38-42

Jesus and nonviolence : a third way / Walter Wink

New Testament texts : Romans 5:8-10, 12:14, 16a, 17-21 ; Hebrews 10:32-34 ; 1 Peter 2:21, 23

Violence in defense of justice / Richard B. Hays

First apology ; Dialogue with Trypho / Justin Martyr

A plea concerning Christians / Athenagorus

Letter to Diognetus

Apology ; On idolatry ; The shows ; On the crown ; On Marcion ; On patience / Tertullian

Against Celsus ; Homilies on Joshua / Origen

To Donatus ; On the advantage of patience / Cyprian

Apostolic tradition

Early Christian martyrs : The acts of Maximilian ; The acts of Marcellus

Against the heathen / Arnobius

The divine institutes / Lactantius

Canon 13 / Basil of Caesaria

Nonviolence and peace in early and Eastern Christianity / John Anthony McGuckin

On riches / Pelagius

Poem 17 ; Letters 18 and 25 / Paulinus of Nola

Life of St. Martin / Sulpicius Severus

The rule of St. Benedict / Benedict of Nursia

Penitentials : Penitential of Finnian (525-550) ; Penitential of Theodore (668-690) ; Penitential ascribed to Bede (c. 750)

Commentary on the Rule of Saint Benedict / Smaragdus

Peace of God

The martyrdom of Boris and Gleb

Truce of God : The earliest Truce of God, proclaimed in the Diocese of Elne, 1027 ; Truce of God, proclaimed at the Council of Narbonne, August 25, 1054 ; Canons of the Second Lateran Council, 1123

Letter to Bishop Olderic / Peter Damian

The earlier rule 1209/10-1221 ; The canticle of the creatures (1225) / Francis of Assisi

Short work in three parts / Humbert of Romans

The twelve conclusions of the Lollards

On the triple division of society / Peter Chelcicky

The education of a Christian prince / Desiderius Erasmus

Letter to Thomas Müntzer / Conrad Grebel

Introduction to wisdom / Juan Luis Vives

Brotherly union of a number of children of God concerning seven articles / (The Schleitheim confession)

Letter to Johann Kuna von Kunstadt / Jakob Hutter

Account of our religion, doctrine and faith / Peter Riedemann

Reply to false accusations / Menno Simons

The only way / Bartolomé de Las Casas

The true levellers standard / Gerrard Winstanley

Paper to friends to keep out of wars and fights / George Fox

Epistle of love and friendly advice / Robert Barclay

An essay toward the present and future peace of Europe / William Penn

Journal of John Woolman / John Woolman

A short and sincere declaration / Pennsylvania Mennonites and German Baptists

War inconsistent with the religion of Jesus Christ / David Dodge

Sermon against war / Priscilla Cadwallader

Nonresistance Society : declaration of principles / William Lloyd Garrison

My opposition to war / Frederick Douglass

Christian nonresistance / Adin Ballou

An address on war / Alexander Campbell

Narrative of Sojourner Truth / Sojourner Truth

Nonresistance, or The spirit of Christianity restored / William C. Thurman

Hostile brotherhood / Joshua Blanchard

The subject of peace is taking hold / Lucretia Mott

Periodical war madness / Charles Spurgeon

Good news / Dwight L. Moody

The subjective for social settlements / Jane Addams

Letter to Ernest Howard Crosby / Leo Tolstoy

Resist not evil / Clarence Darrow

The awful war seems near / A.J. Tomlinson

A statement to my people on the eve of war / John Haynes Holmes

Resolution concerning the attitude of the General Council of the Assemblies of God toward any military service which involves the actual participation in the destruction of human life / General Council of the Assemblies of God

Love your enemies? / Ammon Hennacy

Peace tactics and a racial minority / Howard Thurman

The unknown soldier / Harry Emerson Fosdick

The church and war / Evelyn Underhill

Training / Muriel Lester

The Christian's dilemma / Georgia Harkness

If America is drawn into the war, can you, as a Christian, participate in it, or support it? / Ernest Fremont Tittle

Our country passes from undeclared war to declared war; we continue our Christian pacifist stand / Dorothy Day

Letter to Local Draft Board No. 63 / Bayard Rustin

Message to the Church of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon / André Trocmé

The bells of Nagasaki / Takashi Nagai

We have abandoned war / Toyohiko Kagawa

Theology of despair: an open letter to Reinhold Niebuhr / A.J. Muste

The faith of a Christian pacifist / Kirby Page

Peace is the will of God / Historic peace churches and the International Fellowship of Reconciliation Committee

Nonviolence and racial justice / Martin Luther King, Jr.

Statement by Marjorie Swann, participant in Omaha action / Marjorie Swann

Pacem in terris / Pope John XXIII

Blessed are the meek: the roots of Christian nonviolence / Thomas Merton

The religion of Black power / Vincent Harding

The nonviolent cross / James Douglass

Our apologies, good friends / Daniel Berrigan

Letter from Delano / César Chávez

Violence : reflections from a Christian perspective / Jacques Ellul

Authority over death / William Stringfellow

An open letter to a bishop / Philip Berrigan

Spiral of violence ; The limitations of violence / Dom Helder Camara

Nonviolence and feminism / Shelly Douglass

It's a sin to build a nuclear weapon / Richard McSorley

Last Sunday sermon / Oscar Romero

We could not not do this / Daniel Berrigan

The re-creation of relationship, interpersonal and global / Elise Boulding

Social action and the need for prayer / Dorothy Friesen

God's people reconciling / Ronald J. Sider

Peacemaking: the virtue of the church / Stanley Hauerwas

A theological critique of violence / John Howard Yoder

On the care of creation: an evangelical declaration on the care of creation

Just peacemaking / Duane Friesen and Glen Stassen

Compassion and nonviolence: a spiritual path / Carter Heyward

Peace be with you: justified warfare or the way of nonviolence / Eileen Egan

The journey toward reconciliation / John Paul Lederach

Violence and nonviolence / Dorothee Soelle

Forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice: a Christian contribution to a more peaceful environment / Miroslav Volf

Compassion and nonviolence from New York to Afghanistan: reflections after September 11th / John Dear

Letter to Jerry Falwell / Mel White

Death in disguise / Donald Kraybill

Confessing Christ in a world of nonviolence / Richard B. Hays, George Hunsinger, Richard Pierard, Glen Stassen, and Jim Wallis

Salt of the earth : an Orthodox Christian approach to peacemaking / Jim Forest

One mean Mennonite mama: a pacifist parent faces her anger / Valerie Weaver-Zercher

The politics of love and war: what is our responsibility? / Robert Johansen

Interrogation and martyrdom / Gene Stolzfus

Policing and Christian forgiveness / Andy Alexis-Baker

A prayer for peace / Tracy Wenger Sadd

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Kendall Sholtess | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 10 2015 12:37 AM

I second that!

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Rayner | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2015 1:33 PM

YesYesYesYesYesYes  That looks great!!

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Mark Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2015 2:15 PM

Agreed! Looks very interesting.

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JAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, May 11 2015 2:22 PM

Rosie Perera:
Wow, I'd love to have this in Logos!

Enthusiastic agreement - I like your suggestions generally and this one in particular.

"The Christian mind is the prerequisite of Christian thinking. And Christian thinking is the prerequisite of Christian action." - Harry Blamires, 1963

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