Peacebuilding: Catholic Theology, Ethics and Praxis

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  • Copyright: 2010-10-31
  • Publisher: Orbis Books

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In this groundbreaking volume, leading Catholic theologians, scholar-practitioners, and ethicists take up the challenge of developing a conceptually coherent, theologically accurate, spiritually enlivening, and practically effective approach to Catholic peacebuilding that can complement the rich Catholic teaching on the ethics of war.

Author Biography

Robert J. Schreiter, C.PP.S., is Bernardin Center Vatican II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. R. Scott Appleby is John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Gerard F. Powers is Director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the Kroc Institute.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. x
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xiii
Catholic Engagement with other Actors
The Political Community
Peacebuilding and Catholicism: Affinities, Convergences, Possibilitiesp. 3
The Long Journey Back to Humanity: Catholic Peacebuilding with Armed Actorsp. 23
What Kind of Peace Do We Seek?: Emerging Norms of Peacebuilding in Key Political Institutionsp. 56
Reconciliation: A Catholic Ethic for Peacebuilding in the Political Orderp. 92
Catholic Relief Services: Catholic Peacebuilding in Practicep. 125
Peacebuilding and Its Challenging Partners: Justice, Human Rights, Development, and Solidarityp. 155
Pursuing Truth, Reconciliation, and Human Dignity in South Africa: Lessons for Catholic Peacebuildingp. 190
Religion and Culture
The Catholic Social Imaginary and Peacebuilding: Ritual, Sacrament, and Spiritualityp. 221
Catholic Approaches to Interreligious Peacebuilding: Lessons from Indonesia's ˘Sad Years÷p. 240
The Growing Edge of Catholic Peacebuilding
Peacebuilding and Catholic Social Teachingp. 265
A Theology for Peacebuildingp. 300
Peacebuilding and Reconciliation: Interreligious Dialogue and Catholic Spiritualityp. 332
A Catholic Theology of Interreligious Dialoguep. 335
A Practical Theology of Healing, Forgiveness, and Reconciliationp. 366
Stories of Solidarity: The Challenges of Catholic Peacebuildingp. 398
Future Directions in Catholic Peacebuildingp. 421
Biographiesp. 449
Indexp. 453
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