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Author Sider, Ronald J., author.

Title Nonviolent action : what Christian ethics demands but most Christians have never really tried / Ronald J. Sider ; foreword by Richard J. Mouw.

Publication Info. Grand Rapids, Michigan : Brazos Press, a division of Baker Publishing Group, [2015]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    241.697 SID    Available
Description xvi, 191 pages ; 23 cm
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Summary A noted theologian and bestselling author shows how nonviolent action has been practiced in history and in current social-political situations to promote peace and oppose injustice.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-185) and index.
Contents Part I. Proving it works: from early beginnings to stunning success -- Early developments -- Gandhi: defeating the British Empire -- Martin Luther King Jr. and Gandhian nonviolence: the battle against American racism -- Nonviolent intervention in guerrilla warfare -- Wheelchairs versus tanks -- Part II. Defeating the Soviet Empire -- Solidarity: a trade union and the Pope versus Communist dictators -- The revolution of the candles: the nonviolent overthrow of East German Communists -- Part III. Recent victories of a growing movement -- "Gather the women to pray for peace": Liberian women overthrow a dictator -- Nonviolence in the Arab Spring -- Intervening, accompanying, and reporting: the growth of peacemaker teams -- Part IV. The time to act -- Truly testing the possibilities of nonviolent action: for the first time in Christian history -- The moral equivalent of war.
Subject Nonviolence -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History.
Christian ethics.
ISBN 9781587433665 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1587433664 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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