Roots of Violence Paperback

Creating Peace Through Spiritual Reconciliation

by Krister Stendahl;

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Taking a head-on, yet thoroughly engaging, approach to issues that are often shied away from and a new type of salvation.

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Roots of Violence

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In an arrogant age that asks, "Why are Muslims so violent", this book asks from an unlikely perspective why Christians also are.

This work is important because it takes an age-old question, religious violence, and makes it new again. In times like the ones of 2016, this intellectual material is vital. Krister wrote a series of talks in the 1980's on the edges of religious violence and how they often come from concepts of salvation. He believed that the Biblical understanding of salvation as victory was problematic, and proposed instead salvation as nirvana and salvation as shalom. He also proposed that we undergo searches through Scripture for images of peace, of reconciliation, of light.

This thought is relevant to conflicts today. Stendahl, as the dean of Harvard and the Lutheran Bishop of Stockholm, has his own authority as one of the wisest theologians of history. This book has its own advantage too, because it is funny, pithy, and a quick read. When Krister offered the talks in California, Imam Muzammil Siddiqi and Rabbi Henri Front worked with him. Today, Imam Dr. Siddiqi and Brandeis Professor Marc Brettler have resumed this work, adding perspectives on concepts of salvation from Islam and Judaism.

Roots of Violence by Krister Stendahl was published by Paraclete Press in August 2016. The ISBN for Roots of Violence is 9781612618159.

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Details for Roots of Violence

Page last updated 4th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherParaclete Press (August 2016)
Number of Pages112
Thickness10 mm
Height203 mm
Width133 mm
Product Code4457070
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