Anti-War: Peace Finds the Purpose of a Peculiar People; Militant Peacemaking in the Manner of Friends
This book advocates a renewal of the traditional Quaker peace testimony, to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Gwyn approaches the question through two essays. The first begins with a close reading of 1 Peter 2:4-17, then describes how the peace testimony developed among early Friends, and concludes by applying these perspectives to the current state of the Religious Society of Friends. The second essay considers the Book of Revelation as an apocalyptic unmasking of the Roman Empireƒ??s demonic structure and a call for Christian resistance. It then examines the early Quaker Lambƒ??s War as a nonviolent social revolution inspired in part by a socially engaged reading of Revelation, concluding with the possibility of Quaker testimonies as an ƒ??anti-warƒ?? that inverts and subverts todayƒ??s imperial militarism.
- ISBN: 9780997060447
- Author: Gwyn, Douglas
- Pages: 208
- Year: 2016