The Spiritual Power of Nonviolence: Interfaith Understanding - download pdf or read online

By George W. Wolfe

faith and violence—the innovations appear incompatible given the emphasis in faith on advantage, love, forgiveness and compassion. but many scriptures comprise martial photographs and tales of god-inspired army conquest. The non secular strength of Nonviolence confronts this theological contradiction, arguing that martial pictures and emblems present in spiritual texts are frequently intended to be interpreted as metaphors for an internal religious fight and may by no means be used as a justification for struggle. The research is undertaken from an interfaith viewpoint that explains a number of the paradoxical techniques present in theories of nonviolence. Professor Wolfe additionally offers a compelling case for the sustainability paradigm and for providing peace schooling and interreligious discussion on an international scale. He probes the scriptures of the area proving that nonviolence is a shared advantage and that the true enemy we needs to conflict opposed to and finally defeat is de facto inside us.

“An very good advent to spiritually-based principled nonviolence. Professor Wolfe’s mixture of other knowledge traditions is mainly useful”—Dr. Michael Nagler, Professor Emeritus, collage of California at Berkeley.

“George Wolfe has placed the blame for proliferating violence on this planet the place it belongs, at the crass interpretation of faith. A thought-provoking book”—Arun Gandhi, President, Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence.

“Truly an enlightening book”—Judy O’Bannon, Former First woman of Indiana.

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