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The Resource Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried, Ronald J. Sider

Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried, Ronald J. Sider

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Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried
Title
Nonviolent action
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what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried
Statement of responsibility
Ronald J. Sider
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Language
eng
Summary
There are numerous examples throughout history of effective nonviolent action. Nonviolent protesters defied the Soviet Empire's communist rulers, Gandhi's nonviolent revolution defeated the British Empire, and Martin Luther King Jr.'s peaceful civil-rights crusade changed American history. Recent scholarship shows that nonviolent revolutions against injustice and dictatorship are actually more successful than violent campaigns. In this book, noted theologian and bestselling author Ron Sider argues that the search for peaceful alternatives to violence is not only a practical necessity in the wake of the twentieth century -- the most bloody in human history -- but also a moral demand of the Christian faith. He presents compelling examples of how nonviolent action has been practiced in history and in current social-political situations to promote peace and oppose injustice, showing that this path is a successful and viable alternative to violence
Summary
Argues that nonviolence is a successful path to peace and justice and a moral demand of the Christian faith, and offers examples of successful nonviolent movements throughout history
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10401313
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Sider, Ronald J
Dewey number
241/.697
Index
index present
LC call number
BT736.6
LC item number
.S53 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Nonviolence
  • Nonviolence
Target audience
adult
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what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried
Label
Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried, Ronald J. Sider
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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text
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Contents
Part I. Proving It Works : From Early Beginnings to Stunning Success : -- 1. Early developments -- 2. Gandhi : defeating the British empire -- 3. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhian nonviolence : the battle against American racism -- 4. Nonviolent intervention in guerrilla warfare -- 5. Wheelchairs versus tanks -- Part II. Defeating the Soviet Empire : -- 6. Solidarity : a trade union and the pope versus communist dictators -- 7. The revolution of the candles : the nonviolent overthrow of East German communists -- Part III. Recent Victories of a Growing Movement : -- 8. "Gather the women to pray for peace" : Liberian women overthrow a dictator -- 9. Nonviolence in the Arab spring -- 10. Intervening, accompanying, and reporting : the growth of peacemaker teams -- Part V. The Time to Act : -- 11. Truly testing the possibilities of nonviolent action, for the first time in Christian history -- 12. The moral equivalent of war
Control code
ocn894149478
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9781587433665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014040103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894149478
Label
Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried, Ronald J. Sider
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Proving It Works : From Early Beginnings to Stunning Success : -- 1. Early developments -- 2. Gandhi : defeating the British empire -- 3. Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhian nonviolence : the battle against American racism -- 4. Nonviolent intervention in guerrilla warfare -- 5. Wheelchairs versus tanks -- Part II. Defeating the Soviet Empire : -- 6. Solidarity : a trade union and the pope versus communist dictators -- 7. The revolution of the candles : the nonviolent overthrow of East German communists -- Part III. Recent Victories of a Growing Movement : -- 8. "Gather the women to pray for peace" : Liberian women overthrow a dictator -- 9. Nonviolence in the Arab spring -- 10. Intervening, accompanying, and reporting : the growth of peacemaker teams -- Part V. The Time to Act : -- 11. Truly testing the possibilities of nonviolent action, for the first time in Christian history -- 12. The moral equivalent of war
Control code
ocn894149478
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 191 pages
Isbn
9781587433665
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014040103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)894149478

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