Peace Be with You Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World

ISBN-10: 0849947189

ISBN-13: 9780849947186

Edition: 2011

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Description: "If revenge and retaliation are the best responses that our nation could muster after 9/11, then Jesus did not have to come, live among us, and preach a radical understanding of 'neighbor' that includes the enemy." #xA0; - David Carlson In the wake of the ten-year anniversary of 9/11, as tension between Christians and Muslims rises, author David Carlson seeks guidance in the modern-day deserts of monastic communities across America. #xA0;Are Christianity and Islam destined to confront one other as clashing civilizations? Peace Be with You: Monastic Wisdom for a Terror-Filled World clearly answers "No." #xA0; Peace Be with You is the result of more than thirty interviews conducted with abbots, nuns, monks, and even a Mennonite pastor who works at a Franciscan retreat center. Hear the wisdom of these men and women in their own words as they speak with hope to a suffering world. Follow Carlson's moving and at times difficult journey to discover a new, yet ancient basis for genuine peace between Christianity and other religions, especially Islam. "Sadly," he says, "Jesus has been drafted into this war. #xA0;But Jesus as the banner-carrier of Christendom or Christian culture has, from the beginning, been unacceptable to me. Also unacceptable is the belief that Jesus gives the Coalition Forces some advantage. Jesus would neither be dressed in military khaki nor would He carry a weapon. #xA0;This image, to others as well as me, is that of a false Christ."

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Author's Note
Prologue: In Search of a "Word of Life"
voices from the desert
"Where Are the Prophets?"
Caught Between Paradise and Wilderness
9/11Should Have Been a Bridge to the World
Here We Have No Lasting City
9/11s Most Taboo Word-Forgiveness
voices from america's heartland
Thomas Merton.- The Man at the Intersection
Merton's Men
The Other President of the United States
Others Are Waiting for Us at the Center
Interlude: Sister Peggy (Cecily)
You Just Keep Turning the Prayer Wheel
Feet of Clay
The Scent of Holiness
overcoming hate
Light and Darkness
EpilogueThe Light Shines in the Darkness
Afterword: The Death of Osama bin Laden and America�s Via Dolorosa
Notes
About the Author
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