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Christian pacifism for an environmental age / Mark Douglas.

Author/Creator:
Douglas, Mark author.
Publication:
Cambridge : New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Format/Description:
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viii, 269 pages ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Pacifism -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Nonviolence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Summary:
In this volume, Mark Douglas offers a new vision of the history of Christian pacifism within the context of a warming world. He narrates this story in a way that recognizes the complexities of the tradition and aligns it with a coherent theological vision, one that shapes the tradition to encompass the new causes and types of wars fought during the Anthropocene. Along the way, Douglas draws from research in historical climatology to recover the overlooked role that climate changes have always played in shaping not only the Christian pacifist tradition but also the movement of traditions through western history. Scholars across a range of disciplines - peace studies, Christian theology and history, environmentalism, and environmental conflict studies - will benefit from this model of critical and charitable engagement with the complex history of Christian pacifism, the resources of which will be important for addressing wars in a warming world. -- Publisher's description.
Contents:
Introduction: climate, conflict, and the conventional narrative of Christian pacifism
Part I. The church and nonviolence before Constantine
The silences of the second century
Mixed motives and conflicts over conflicts in the second and third centuries
Church, state, and a "Constantinian fall"
Part II. The church and nonviolence after Constantine
Christian pacifism and Constantine
Pacifist interpretations of 1500 years of faith, community, and nonviolence
Pacifisms after 1865
Part III. Re-narrating the history of the church and nonviolence
Time and tradition in a theological context
Re-narrating the Christian pacifist tradition.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-161) and index.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108476485
1108476481
9781108568548 (ebook)
OCLC:
1083464674
Publisher Number:
99981332730