“Fr. John Dear’s The Gospel of Peace is an invitation to go beyond a conceptual consideration of peace to the living of peace, especially as a condition and an attribute of discipleship to Jesus.”–Cardinal Peter Turkson, Vatican City
Priest, peacemaker, author, and Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, Father John Dear, will be with us for an evening to talk about and sign copies of his new book, his life’s work, “The Gospel of Peace: A Commentary on Matthew, Mark and Luke from the Perspective of Nonviolence” (Orbis). It is the first ever commentary on the Synoptic Gospels from the perspective of active nonviolence, in the tradition of Gandhi and Dr. King. In this original work, Fr. John walks us through every line of the three Synoptic Gospels pointing out Jesus’ practice and teachings on nonviolence, peace, and universal love each step of the way and invites us to become practitioners of Gospel nonviolence like Jesus. John Dear’s Jesus is like Gandhi and Dr. King—nonviolent to the core, a disarming, healing presence toward those in need and a revolutionary disrupter of the unjust status quo and a political threat to the ruling authorities who succeed in killing him, only to push Jesus to the heights of nonviolence through his death and resurrection. This original commentary brings a fresh new approach to the Gospels that will help us all carry Jesus’ global campaign of nonviolence for justice, disarmament, and creation.
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