In Religion without Violence, Ochs reflects on the practical and philosophic lessons he has learned from hosting hundreds of Scriptural Reasoning engagements. He introduces the "scriptural pragmatism" of Scriptural Reasoning.
Author: Peter Ochs
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
In 1992, Peter Ochs and a few Christian and Muslim colleagues began to gather small groups, in and outside the classroom, to practice close and attentive reading of the sacred Scriptures of the Jewish, Muslim, and Christian traditions. The hope was that members of different religions could hear one another through the patient, respectful reading of each other's Scripture. Hearing each other, participants might enter into interreligious relationships that might point a way to the peaceful engagement of religions--especially those who, after September 11, 2001, too often found themselves at each other's throats. It was a hope for religion without violence. Nearly thirty years later, this practice of study-across-difference has seeded an international movement, now named Scriptural Reasoning. The movement nurtures cooperative study among students, scholars, and congregants devoted to distinctly different religious and value traditions. In Religion without Violence, Ochs reflects on the practical and philosophic lessons he has learned from hosting hundreds of Scriptural Reasoning engagements. He introduces the "scriptural pragmatism" of Scriptural Reasoning." He painstakingly recounts instances of successful scriptural reasoning and warns where and how it might fail. He provides guidance on how to introduce and facilitate Scriptural Reasoning in the classroom. He shows how reading out of the "hearth" of a faith can contribute to peace building across religions. And, drawing on the resources of rabbinic tradition, Augustine, and Charles Peirce, he moves beyond practice to reflect on the implications of Scriptural Reasoning for discerning what kinds of "reasoning" best address and help repair societal crises like religion-related violent conflict.
Author: Rev. William BARTLET (of Bideford.)Publish On: 1714
We learn farther , That there is nothing to be done , however in Religion , without Violence . There is no hopes of obtaining the Kingdom without it . ' Tis an
Enterprize that will cost Tears , and make the Soul flow down with Sweat . Non
est e ...
Lanza had told Gandhi of his desire to start a community in the west where there
would be ' Politics without violence , a society without exploitation , religion
without intolerance , love and truth in people's hearts , a return to the land and to
McLoughlin, William G. Revivals, Awakenings, and Reform: An Essay on Religion and Social Change in America, 1607–1977. Chicago History of
American Religion. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978. Montel, Angela
Horn. “Violent ...
Author: J. Denny Weaver
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Playing off a child's question concerning whether parents would put their son to death on a cross, this book plunges headlong into the ongoing debate about the character of God. The church confesses that God is revealed in Jesus. This book explores the implications of that radical claim. Jesus' life reveals his rejection of violence and calls for an understanding of God in nonviolent terms. Weaver thus invites us to embrace a nonviolent atonement image, in contrast to our inherited atonement images. Deriving theology from the narrative of Jesus also leads Weaver into discussions about the very nature of theology, the character of the Bible, the divine violence in the Old Testament (as well as the purported divine violence in the book of Revelation), and a rethinking of historic Christology. Each of these discussions has implications for life today--for economics, forgiveness and restorative justice, violence, gender discrimination, racism, and more. This second, expanded edition of God Without Violence is an introduction to foundational issues of theology and ethics, suitable for church discussion groups and introductory college classes.
Chapter 3 RELIGION IN NAGHERA Since this study ' s primary concem is with
religious conflict , this chapter turns our attention to the organization of religious
belief and practice in Naghera today . Religious systems of atti tudes , bellefs ,
We are constantly being astonished these days at the amazing discoveries in the
field of violence . But I maintain that far more undreamt of and seemingly
impossible discoveries will be made in the field of non - violence . The history of religion ...
The societies spreading ethical religion or religious ethics believe in religion
through morality. The common idea, it may be admitted, is that there may be
morality without religion and religion without morality. One comes across many
men of ...
Author: Thottamon Kantan Kesavan Narayanan UnnithanPublish On: 1987
He must have a living faith in God , for He is his only Rock . He must believe in
truth and non - violence as his creed and therefore have faith in the inherent
goodness of human nature which he expects to evoke by his truth and love
It is not the Christian religion as prom driven from any of those principles on
which fessed in the churches holding ... to submit to the violence of the laws ,
ideas of the truth and falsehood of any religious without violence to their minds .
The collection examines a topic that is rich in significance for theorists as well as readers of the daily headlines, and is a terrific sourcebook for students and teachers."--Scott Appleby, University of Notre Dame
Author: Mark Juergensmeyer
Publisher: Princeton University Press
An anthology that provides the comprehensive overview for understanding the relationship between religion and violence - historically, culturally, and in the contemporary world. It includes original source materials justifying violence from various religious perspectives: Hindu, Chinese, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist.
( He need not have said anything more - - he penetrated to the heart of our need
in the first sentence ! ) Second , that you practise your religion without
adulterating it or toning it down . Third , that you emphasize love and make it your
Author: Thottamon Kantan Kesavan Narayanan UnnithanPublish On: 1973
The contribution of the social reformers of the 18th and the 19th centuries had a
bearing upon both the levels of non - violence mentioned above . Ram Mohan
Roy was a great scholar is comparative religion and was deeply influenced by ...
Should we reject all religion , or look for a new one , or try to re - think existing
ones , or set religion aside as a personal matter , without relevance to a public non - violent movement ? ) 4 . An Outsider ' s Contribution : the Theory of the
To the tedious and incessant query wby Gandhi could not have been a politician
and left religion alone or turned “ Sadhu ' and given up dabbling in politics , there
is a full answer from Gandhi : “ To see the universal and all pervading spirit of ...
With such tangoing with violence , it is not surprising that the pacifist and the
fraternal edge of our noble religion was considerably dulled . To the extent this is
so , civil strife among Christians have hardly ever taken thought of the fine ideals
Referring to the Punjab incidents he maintained his origo inal theme of facing
violence with non - violence ( Harijan Sewak December 14 , 1947 ) . On the 11th
January 1948 he reiterated his implicit faith in non - violence . He said forcefully , '
Author: P. C. Sharma
Publisher: Ahmedabad : Navajivan
Papers presented at the Seminar on Non-violence and Social Change, held at Allahabad during 30th January to 1st February 1971.
principle of ahimsa ( non - violence ) which runs through the Jain tradition like a
golden thread . “ Ahimsa parmo dharmah ” ( Non - violence is the supreme religion ) . Mahavira , the 24th and last Tirthankara ( Path - finder ) of this era ,
Publisher: Full Circle Publishing Company
Contributed essays; released on the occasion of the National Consultation on Religion and Conservation at New Delhi on 21 April 1999.
This is the essence of non - violence . However due to multitude of duanting
conditions and inclinations of different living beings it becomes very difficult to
fully observe the doctrine of non - violence . Jaina religion recognises all these ...
Author: Jack Nelson-PallmeyerPublish On: 2010-05-01
(list after endorsements) Worship in the Spirit of Jesus has three main goals: - to engage adult lay Christians in discussions that examine how and why Christianity came to have so many violent images and expectations of God - to describe ...
Author: Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
(list after endorsements) Worship in the Spirit of Jesus has three main goals: - to engage adult lay Christians in discussions that examine how and why Christianity came to have so many violent images and expectations of God - to describe the historical and modern consequences of these violent images and expectations - to offer alternative theological understandings and worship resources that are rooted in the nonviolent spirit of Jesus