Religion, Politics & State

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Nonviolence in America, A Documentary History, Third Edition, Staughton Lynd, Alice Lynd, Index, 456, softcover
A rich and stimulating collection of first-hand sources illuminate the practice and precepts of American pacificism from colonialism to the Civil Rights movement to  Standing Rock.
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A Worldwide Heart, The Life of Maryknoll Father John J. Considine, Robert Hurteau, b/w photos, index, 320, Softcover

The biography of a tireless American Catholic mission promoter and Maryknoll legend offers a fascinating window on the Catholic missionary movement in the twentieth century.

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Christian Socialism, An Informal History, Second Edition, John C. Cort, New Introduction by Gary Dorrien, Index, 448, softcover
What does “socialism” actually mean, and what is its relation to Christian social principles?
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$42.00
Matthew and the Margins, A Socio-Political and Religious Reading, Warren Carter, 500, Softcover

Provides a provocative new commentary that emphasizes the roles of marginality and empire in the Gospel of Matthew.

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Jesus Christ Liberator, A Critical Christology for Our Time, Leonardo Boff, 335, Softcover

The Brazilian theologian offers an interpretation of the life and message of Jesus and the tenets of christology.

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$36.00
Guatemala: Never Again!, The Human Rights Report, Recovery of Historical Memory Project (REMHI), Human Rights Office, Archdiocese of Guatemala, Foreword by Thomas Quigley, 372, Softcover

The English translation of the Guatemalan Catholic church's human rights report on thirty years of devastating violence in Guatemala offers a testament to those who suffered and died there and to those who still struggle for justice and peace there.

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A Theology of Southeast Asia, Liberation-Postcolonial Ethics in the Philippines, Duffy Lectures Boston College, Agnes M. Brazal, Index, 232, softcover

An incisive look at postcolonial theology and ethics in the Philippines, including the struggles of Indigenous peoples.

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Empire Baptized, How the Church Embraced What Jesus Rejected (Second--Fifth Centuries), Wes Howard-Brook, Maps, index, 384, softcover

In this challenging work the author of "Come Out, My People!" explores how Jesus' prophetic message was transformed into a "religion of empire" through the influence of Roman imperial structure and Greek philosophy.

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Justice and Peace, A Christian Primer, Third Edition, J. Milburn Thompson, 384, softcover
A new edition of the classic introduction to Christian social justice.
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Black Religion and Black Radicalism, An Interpretation of the Religious History of African Americans, Gayraud S. Wilmore, 325, Softcover
The classic statement of African American religious history.
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Gustavo Gutierrez, Essential Writings, James Nickoloff, 350, Softcover
Selections from the major works of the Peruvian theologian introduces readers to the work of a great modern Christian thinker who has permanently altered...
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Peace Is the Way, Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Walter Wink, 275, Softcover

Seventy original and classic essays on peace and activism by Dorothy Day, Mohandas Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, and many others.

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Decolonizing Biblical Studies, A View from the Margins, Fernando F. Segovia, 180, Softcover

A study of the relationship between Biblical Studies and colonization, with ways to separate the two on both a conceptual level as well as a practical one.

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Stamped with the Image of God, Cyprian Davis, Jamie Phelps, 176, Softcover

Key historic documents demonstrate the contributions of black Catholics in America.

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The Berrigan Letters, Personal Correspondence between Daniel and Philip Berrigan, Daniel Cosacchi, Eric Martin, Index, 304, softcover

Spanning seven decades, this treasury of letters between the famous brothers offers extraordinary insight into their social activism, civil disobedience, peacemaking efforts, and sharp critiques of American foreign policy.

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At Play in the Lions' Den, A Biography and Memoir of Daniel Berrigan, Jim Forest, Index, 200+ b/w photos, 352, Softcover
The most comprehensive and intimate picture yet available of the Jesuit priest, poet, and modern-day prophet.
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Truth Seekers, Voices of Peace and Nonviolence from Gandhi to Pope Francis, David Cortright, Index, 272, softcover
Classic and contemporary authors and activists speak to us on the theory and practice of nonviolence.
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Writing Straight with Crooked Lines, A Memoir, Jim Forest, Index, photos, 336, softcover

The fascinating story of a lifetime in the service of Christ’s peace and of the extraordinary companions met along the way.

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Signs of Hope, Thomas Merton’s Letters on Peace, Race, and Ecology , Gordon Oyer, Index, 296, sc
“In the best researched book in amiable prose and most relevant exposition in years about Thomas Merton, Gordon Oyer’s detailed review of Merton’s...
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$28.00
Martin & Malcolm & America, A Dream or a Nightmare, James H. Cone, 392, Softcover

In this 20th anniversary edition of a classic, James H. Cone cuts through superficial assessments of King and Malcolm as polar opposites to reveal two men whose visions were complementary and moving toward convergence.

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On Pilgrimage, The Sixties, Dorothy Day, Robert Ellsberg, editor, 336, softcover

A chronicle of faith and action through a decade of protest, idealism, and change.

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$27.00
Franz Jagerstatter, Letters and Writings from Prison, Erna Putz, 260, Softcover

Writings and letters by the Austrian farmer who chose death rather than serve the Third Reich.

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Radical Reconciliation, Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism, Allan Aubrey Boesak, Curtiss Paul DeYoung, 208, Softcover

A black South African and a white American theologian explore the biblical and theological foundations of reconciliation in the post-apartheid context.

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone, 220, Softcover

Now in paperback, a landmark in the conversation about race and religion in America.

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The Liminal Papacy of Pope Francis, Moving toward Global Catholicity, Catholicity in an Evolving Universe , Massimo Faggioli, Foreword by Ilia Delio, Index, 224, softcover

From an historical and theological perspective, an analysis of Francis’s papacy as it opens Catholicism toward a new global dimension.

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$26.00
A Native American Theology, Clara Sue Kidwell, Homer Noley, George E. Tinker, 192, Softcover

The first book to articulate a comprehensive and systematic Christian theology through Native American eyes.

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Where Is God?, Earthquake, Terrorism, Barbarity and Hope, Jon Sobrino, 224, Softcover

Reflections on the meaning of God and the meaning of the human being in a world of terror.

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A Palestinian Christian Cry for Reconciliation, Naim Stifan Ateek, 224, Softcover

A Palestinian Christian Arab, citizen of Israel, provides a sharp analysis of the conflict, centered on the land and its meaning for all the region's inhabitants.

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Our God Is Undocumented, Biblical Faith and Immigrant Justice, Ched Myers, Matthew Colwell, 240, Softcover

The perspective of the immigrant offers fresh eyes for reading the Bible, which in turns offers a new way of seeing the plight of the stranger and sojourner among us.

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In the Company of the Poor, Conversations with Dr. Paul Famer and Fr. Gustavo Gutierrez, Paul Farmer, Gustavo Gutierrez, Michael Griffin, Jennie Weiss Block, Foreword by Fr. Bruno Cadore, O.P., Index, 224, Softcover

A courageous physician and a path-breaking theologian explore their common option for the poor.


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A Theology of Liberation, History, Politics, and Salvation, 15h Anniversary Edition, Gustavo Gutierrez, A New Introduction by the Author, 300, Softcover

The single most lucid, direct, and powerful statement of the heart of liberation theology.

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A Still and Quiet Conscience, The Archbishop Who Challenged a Pope, a President, and a Church, John A. McCoy, index, b/w photos, 368, softcover

The fascinating story of Archbishop Raymond G. Hunthausen of Seattle provides an historic look at a critical turning point for the American Catholic church.

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The Church and the Racial Divide, Reflections of an African American Catholic Bishop, Bishop Edward K. Braxton, 248, softcover
A vital reflection on racial issues in America and the Catholic church from an African American bishop ermeritus.
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Faith and Reckoning After Trump, 1st, Miguel Del La Torre, Index, 304, sc
“This book is a much-needed act of introspection that cuts across faiths, races, and traditions. After what Tink Tinker calls in these pages ‘a bizarre...
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The Density of the Present, Selected Writings, Gustavo Gutierrez, 224, Softcover

Essays by the well-known liberation theologian on the church, Catholic social teaching, and evangelization.

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American Nonviolence, The History of an Idea, Ira Chernus, 248, Softcover

From the Anabaptists to Thich Nhat Hanh, the evolution of a powerful American idea.

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Signs of Peace, The Interfaith Letters of Thomas Merton, William Apel, 224, Softcover

Thomas Merton's letters to interfaith friends illuminate the great challenge of dialogue and communion.

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$25.00
JFK and the Unspeakable, Why He Died and Why It Matters, James W. Douglass, 544, Hardcover

A fascinating and disturbing work that presents a compelling account of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and why unmasking this truth remains crucial for the future of our country and the world. 

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The Root of War is Fear, Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers, Jim Forest, Photos, index, 240, softcover

Offers a deep and deeply personal reflection on Merton's prophetic stance again war and violence that is more relevant than ever for our world today.

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Choosing Peace, The Catholic Church Returns to Gospel Nonviolence, Marie Dennis, Index, 272, softcover
Leading Catholic peace scholars and activists show advance the conversation on the tradition and practice of nonviolence in a violent world.
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Martyrs of Hope, Seven U.S. Missioners in Central America, Donna Whitson Brett, Edward T. Brett, Index, 336, softcover
The inspiring sto­ry of seven U.S. missioners who paid the ultimate price for the poor of Central America.
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Black Theology and Black Power, 50th Anniversary Edition, James H. Cone, Introduction by Cornel West, Index, 208, softcover

A new edition of a classic of contemporary theology, a product of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in 1960's America and still relevant and challenging after 50 years.

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God of the Oppressed, James H. Cone, 300, Softcover

A leading African American theologian offers a challenging look at the relationship of God, faith, society, and action.

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Cold War Letters, Thomas Merton, 172, Softcover

The renowned Trappist monk's reflections on the threat of nuclear war and the urgency of peace.

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Disturbing the Peace, The Story of Father Roy Bourgeois and the Movement to Close the School of the Americas, James Hodge, Linda Cooper, 240, Softcover
The inspiring journey of a prophetic priest and his campaign to close the Army school responsible for training dictators and death squad leaders.
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Cloud of Witnesses, Jim Wallis, Joyce Hollyday, 320, Softcover

An introduction to peacemakers, martyrs, and saints who have embodied the gospel challenge of our day.

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The Universe Bends Toward Justice, Radical Reflections on the Bible, the Church, and the Body Politic, Obery M. Hendricks, Jr., 192, Softcover
The author of The Politics of Jesus provides prophetic critiques of American religion and society that are sure to provoke debate in religious and political circles.
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Oscar Romero and the Communion of the Saints, A Biography, Revised edition, Scott Wright, Photos by Octavio Duran, 100+ b/w photos, 176, softcover

Now revised and updated in light of his beatification, this richly illustrated biography tells the courageous  story of Blessed Oscar Romero.

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Seeds of Justice, Organizing Your Church to Transform the World , Alex Tindal Wiesendanger, Index, 224, softcover

A practical guide for faith-based communities to move forward from a commitment to social justice to actually bringing about social change.

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Dignity and Justice, Welcoming the Stranger at Our Border, Linda Dakin-Grimm, Index, 180, softcover

An attorney who represents immigrants shows how we might understad a comprehensive reform of the US system.

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A Black Theology of Liberation, 50th Anniversary Editon, James H. Cone, Introduction by Peter J. Paris, Afterword by Kelly Brown Douglas, 208, softcover

The classic text turns 50 and is more relevant than ever in the age of Black Lives Matter.

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Religious Socialism, Faith in Action for a Better World , Fran Quigley, Index, 200, sc
“Fran Quigley tells a new story of religion and socialism in this country. Where others have explored the origins and effects of Christian socialism, he...
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$22.00
Romero, A Life, James R. Brockman, 296, Softcover

The definitive biography of a modern martyr and Christian hero.

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Jacques Ellul, Essential Spiritual Writings, Modern Spiritual Masters, Edited by Jacob E. Van Vleet, 176, softcover

Highlights the often overlooked, yet enduringly relevant spiritual and theological writings of 20th century French philosopher and sociologist, Jacques Ellul.

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Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump, Miguel A. De La Torre, editor, Foreword by Jim Wallis, Index, 272, softcover

Reflections by scholars and activists from numerous religious and denominational perspectives on faith and healing during the Trump presidency.

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Let Justice Be Done, Writings from American Abolitionists, 1688-1865, Kerry Walters, 208, softcover

A powerful collection of representative voices of the abolitionist cause that demonstrates how religious faith can bring about change.

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Peace in the Post-Christian Era, First Time in Print!, Thomas Merton, 224, Softcover

Merton's prophetic testament on war and peace.

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Engaged Spirituality, Faith Life in the Heart of the Empire, Joseph Nangle, O.F.M., 160, Softcover

A guide to living the Gospel as if the world mattered.

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Faith in the Face of Empire, The Bible through Palestinian Eyes, Mitri Raheb, 168, softcover

Through Palestinian eyes, a challenging view of how the reality of empire shapes the context of the biblical story and the ongoing experience of Middle East conflict.

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On Care for Our Common Home, Laudato Si', The Encyclical of Pope Francis on the Environment with Commentary by Sean McDonagh, Ecology and Justice Series, Pope Francis, Sean McDonagh, 304, softcover

This volume brings together the full text of Laudato Si' with reflections by Sean McDonagh, one of the foremost Catholic proponents of ecological awareness.

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In the Parish of the Poor, Writings from Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, 150, Softcover

The former president of Haiti's writings and sermons on the harsh reality and stubborn hope of the people of Haiti.

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Testimony, The Word Made Fresh, Daniel Berrigan, 240, Softcover

Writings on peace, faith, and the imperative of hope from one of America's most well-known Catholic activists.

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Ambassadors of Reconciliation - Volume II, Diverse Christian Practices of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, Elaine Enns, Ched Myers, 184, Softcover

Profiles individuals who illustrate the challenge of peacemaking, reconciliation, and restorative justice.

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Lazarus, Come Forth!, How Jesus Confronts the Culture of Death and Invites Us into the New Life of Peace, John Dear, 144, Softcover

Offers a compelling new reading of the story of Lazarus, which calls us all to pursue a life of peace.

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Redeeming the Past, My Journey from Freedom Fighter to Healer, Michael Lapsley, with Stephen Karakashian, Foreword by Desmond Tutu, b/w photos, index, 272, Softcover

An Anglican priest and anti-apartheid activist survives a letter bomb and goes on to found worldwide ministry for the healing of trauma, from South Africa to Rwanda, Northern Ireland to post-9/11 New York.

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Thomas Merton, Peacemaker, Meditations on Merton, Peacemaking, and the Spiritual Life, John Dear, 208, softcover

In the centenary year of Merton’s birth, longtime peace activist and author John Dear reflects on Merton’s profound contributions to the practice and spirituality of peacemaking.

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The Church Cannot Remain Silent, Unpublished Letters and Other Writings, Oscar Romero, Translated by Gene Palumbo and Dinah Livingstone, 144, softcover

Personal letters by Blessed Oscar Romero reveal the heart and faith of one of the outstanding Christian witnesses of our time.

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A Palestinian Theology of Liberation, The Bible, Justice, and the Palestine-Israel Conflict, Naim Stifan Ateek, Foreword by Walter Brueggemann, 192, Softcover

The Palestinian Christian author of Justice and Only Justice explores the historical and biblical roots of this conflict, and provides principles for its resolution.

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Birth of a Movement, Black Lives Matter and the Catholic Church, Olga M. Segura , Foreword by Tia Noelle Pratt, 176, softcover

This examination of the history of BLM and the Catholic church's involvement in slavery, presents a radical call to dignity and equality for all people. 

 

In relating the story of the Black Lives Matter movement through a Christian lens, readers—Catholic and others—will gain insights and a deeper understanding of the movement and why it can help the church, and the country, move closer to racial equality

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Fratelli Tuttie, The Encyclical on Fraternity and Social Friendship, Pope Francis, Introduction by Daniel P. Horan, OFM, 160, softcover
Pope Francis' first encyclical since Laudoto Si' is a direct call to discernment and conversion to answer the question "who is my neighbor"?
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Eyes of Compassion, Learning from Thich Nhat Hanh, Jim Forest, Introduction by Mobi Warren, b/w photos, ills, 160, softcover
"This appreciative portrait of a humble, devout leader should hold appeal across spiritual denominations."-- Publishers Weekly "Two...
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$19.00
My Soul Looks Back, James H. Cone, 144, Softcover
Searing memoir of a theologian's life and formation of his faith from his youth in Alabama.
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The Violence of Love, Oscar Romero, Oscar Romero, Compiled and translated by James R. Brockman, S.J., 232, Softcover

These selections from the sermons and writings of Archbishop Oscar Romero share the message of a great holy prophet of modern times.

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Love in a Fearful Land, A Guatemalan Story, Henri Nouwen, Photographs by Peter Weiskel, 128, Softcover

Henri Nouwen's journey to a Mayan town in Guatemala where he hoped to learn more about the life and faith of Fr. Stanley Rother.

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Martyr of the Amazon, The Life of Sister Dorothy Stang, Roseanne Murphy, 192, Softcover

The inspiring story of an American nun who died defending the poor and God's creation.

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Hope in an Age of Despair, And Other Talks and Writings, Albert Nolan, 192, Softcover

A bestselling author on building a spirituality of resistance to the despair and injustice we find in the world.

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The Two Hands of Yes and No, One Family's Encounter with the Surprising Power of Active Nonviolence, John Linn, Sheila Fabricant Linn, Dennis Linn , Index, 192, softcover
Offers readers real-life stories of the amazing power of active nonviolence to change the course of history.
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The Radical Gospel of Bishop Thomas Gumbleton, Peter Feuerherd, Index, 128, softcover
The extraordinary story of a true Vatican II bishop.
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Introducing Liberation Theology, Leonardo Boff, Clodovis Boff, 112, Softcover

Two leading Latin American theologians offer a primer on the basic issues and concerns of doing theology in a third world context.

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Reconciliation, Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order, Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., 96, Softcover

"No book could be more timely . . . . Schreiter asks whether the Christian community is equipped to work its mission, bringing together 'the scattered children of God.'"--J.G. Donders

This rare combination of spiritualty and theology uncovers layers of forgotten meaning of the term "reconciliation" and what it mans for the mission and ministry of the church. In exploring the spiritual and political paradoxes that inform the Christian's vocation to peacemaking Robert Schreiter finds the ultimate paradox in the Pauling notion that accords prioirty to the gracious, but secret, action of God in working to overcome the enmity between human persons in the cross of Christ--which becomes for the peacemaker a the symbol of deeper processes where discord is vanquished.

Robert J. Schreiter (1947-2021) was a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He published many books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation, including The New Catholicity, Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order, and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies (all from Orbis). He also edited African Faces of Jesus and Mission in the Third Millennium and co-edited Peacebuilding (with R. Scott Appleby and Gerard F. Powers). A past president of both the American Society of Missiology and of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Father Schreiter also served as dean of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.

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Holy Trinity, Perfect Community, Leonardo Boff, 144, Softcover

The eminent Brazilian theology unpacks the mysteries of Trinitarian faith.

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Martin Luther King, The Inconvenient Hero, Vincent Harding, 172, Softcover

More than forty years after Dr. King's death his message remains as radical and relevant as ever.

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The Convict Christ, What the Gospel Says About Criminal Justice, Jens Soering, 144, Softcover

A first-hand look at the realities of prison life and a search for belief and redemption

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Ambassadors of Reconciliation - Volume I, New Testament Reflections on Restorative Justice and Peacemaking, Ched Myers, Elaine Enns, 192, Softcover

Two activist scholars offer scriptural foundations for the cause of restorative justice.

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Hope and History, Why We Must Share the Story of the Movement, Vincent Harding, 240, Softcover

From the sit-ins and freedom marches of the sixties, to the election of Barack Obama--the story and lessons of a great journey of hope and transformation.

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Hunger for Hope, Prophetic Communities, Contemplation, and the Common Good, Simone Campbell, SSS, 160, softcover

An organizer of the Nuns on the Bus campaign shows how deep faith practice leads to public action.

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War and the Christian Conscience, Where Do You Stand?, Joseph J. Fahey, 224, Softcover
A timely guide on how to form your conscience on the question of war.
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