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Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters's After War, Is Faith Possible?: The Life and Message of PDF

By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There aren't any phrases foul and filthy sufficient to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a embellished frontline chaplain whose battlefield reviews in international warfare I reworked him into his generation's such a lot eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy was once additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, ratings of articles, countless numbers of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the U.S. selling fiscal justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching inspired a whole new release. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, defined him as a "true prophet." although he is fallen into obscurity with the passage of years, Studdert Kennedy's message nonetheless evokes the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jürgen Moltmann.

This number of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this such a lot suitable of thinkers to our bothered instances. The booklet pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on warfare and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's position on the planet, sin and atonement, the affliction God, love as opposed to strength as global powers, and the loved neighborhood. Editor Kerry Walters introduces the texts with a biographical and thematic essay.

"Kerry Walters and Cascade Books deserve our thank you for retrieving for us within the twenty-first century, embroiled as we're in a variety of violent conflicts, an available and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century spiritual concept on battle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English squaddies he served as chaplain within the 'Great conflict to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of warfare. He additionally knew that religion was once not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it used to be necessary.
"His used to be no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's specially necessary in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even supposing fellow Anglicans and Protestants might treasure this selection of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will relish his passionate love for the negative, wounded, and demise Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after battle religion is possible."

John Perry, SJ
Associate Professor, Arthur V. Mauro heart for Peace and Justice,
St. Paul's university, collage of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Canada

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Peace and Justice reviews at Gettysburg university. he's the writer of nineteen prior books on philosophy, theology, and peace, and has been a peace activist because the Vietnam warfare era.

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