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Nonviolent Action

Nonviolent Action
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Nonviolent Action

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: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.

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: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.
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Ronald J Sider

Ronald J. Sider (PhD. (History): Yale University) is the president of Evangelicals for Social Action and professor of theology, holistic ministry, and public policy at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including the well-received The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, Just Generosity, Why Are Christians Living Just Like the Rest of the World?; Good News and Good Works: A Theology for the Whole Gospeland the bestselling Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    foreword By Richard J. Mouw
    introduction
    part I: Proving It Works: From Early Beginnings To Stunning Successes
    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 Iv: 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

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  • Catalogue Code 411999
  • Product Code 9781587433665
  • ISBN 1587433664
  • EAN 9781587433665
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Brazos Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2015
  • Sales Rank #76706
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

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