Wednesday, July 27, 2016

OUR OWN LIVES EXPOSED

"American Legion Convention, Dallas, Texas" 
GARRY WINOGRAND, 1964


"[I]t's important to distinguish between Christian-community nonviolence and nonviolence qua nonviolence. The problem with the word nonviolence is that people think they know what nonviolence is apart from Christ. Then nonviolence becomes a marker more determinative than Jesus--it conceives peace apart from the crucifixion. But in reality, discipleship  is the defining characteristic of what it means for Christians to be nonviolent. It means always being open to having the violence of our lives exposed."

--Stanley Hauerwas, from an interview in Plough Quarterly, Summer, 2016 entitled "Why Community is Dangerous"

2 comments:

  1. Checking in on you here and as usual, NO EASY ANSWERS!! Thanks a lot, Heather. I had to go and read the entire Haurwas piece. A good mental and soul stretch that was sorely needed. More than ever, I know that I don't really know much about anything at all. Keep 'em coming. And a belated Happy Birthday!

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  2. Connected to the theme of 'non-violence', this piece by an English Anglican vicar about the French priest who was murdered is wonderful https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/belief/2016/jul/28/father-jacques-hamel-died-as-a-priest-doing-what-priests-do

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