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Living gently in a violent world : the prophetic witness of weakness / Stanley Hauerwas & Jean Vanier ; introduction by John Swinton.

By: Hauerwas, Stanley, 1940-.
Contributor(s): Vanier, Jean, 1928-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Resources for reconciliation: Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, c2008Description: 115 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780830834525 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0830834524 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Arche (Association) | Human body -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Disabilities -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Church work with people with disabilitiesDDC classification: 261.8/324 Online resources: Table of contents only
Contents:
Introduction: Living gently in a violent world / by John Swinton -- The fragility of l'Arche and the friendship of God / by Jean Vanier -- Finding God in strange places : why l'Arche needs the church / by Stanley Hauerwas -- The vision of Jesus : living peaceably in a wounded world / by Jean Vanier -- The politics of gentleness / by Stanley Hauerwas -- Conclusion: L'Arche as a peace movement / by John Swinton.
Living Gently in a Violent World / John Swinton -- The Fragility of L'Arche and the Friendship of God / Jean Vanier -- Finding God in Strange Places: Why L'Arche Needs the Church / Stanley Hauerwas -- The Vision of Jesus: Living Peaceably in a Wounded World / Jean Vanier -- The Politics of Gentleness / Stanley Hauerwas -- Conclusion: L'Arche as a Peace Movement / John Swinton -- About the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation -- About Resources for Reconciliation.
Review: "In this volume, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order - one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness." "The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The toughness of Hauerwas and the gentleness of Vanier offer a constructive synergy that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for all Christians who desire to live more faithfully in the midst of a broken world."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [107]-110).

Introduction: Living gently in a violent world / by John Swinton -- The fragility of l'Arche and the friendship of God / by Jean Vanier -- Finding God in strange places : why l'Arche needs the church / by Stanley Hauerwas -- The vision of Jesus : living peaceably in a wounded world / by Jean Vanier -- The politics of gentleness / by Stanley Hauerwas -- Conclusion: L'Arche as a peace movement / by John Swinton.

Introduction. Living Gently in a Violent World / John Swinton -- 1. The Fragility of L'Arche and the Friendship of God / Jean Vanier -- 2. Finding God in Strange Places: Why L'Arche Needs the Church / Stanley Hauerwas -- 3. The Vision of Jesus: Living Peaceably in a Wounded World / Jean Vanier -- 4. The Politics of Gentleness / Stanley Hauerwas -- Conclusion: L'Arche as a Peace Movement / John Swinton -- About the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation -- About Resources for Reconciliation.

"In this volume, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order - one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness." "The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The toughness of Hauerwas and the gentleness of Vanier offer a constructive synergy that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for all Christians who desire to live more faithfully in the midst of a broken world."--BOOK JACKET.

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