Living Gently in a Violent World Paperback
The Prophetic Witness of Weakness
by Jean Vanier; Stanley Hauerwas;
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Living Gently in a Violent World
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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.
Living Gently in a Violent World by Jean Vanier; Stanley Hauerwas was published by Intervarsity Press in September 2008 and is our 43689th best seller. The ISBN for Living Gently in a Violent World is 9780830834525.
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"Church takes time, patience, gentleness, vulnerability, friendship, hospitality, mutuality and peaceableness. In other words, church takes practice-this is the prophetic witness of the L'Arche communities not to the world, but to the church! And this pr
Details for Living Gently in a Violent World
|Author / Artist||Jean Vanier; Stanley Hauerwas|
|Book Format||Paperback / softback|
|Publisher||Intervarsity Press (September 2008)|
|Number of Pages||115|
|Page last updated||14th February 2018|