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By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There aren't any phrases foul and filthy sufficient to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a embellished frontline chaplain whose battlefield reports in global warfare I reworked him into his generation's such a lot eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy used to be additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, rankings of articles, enormous quantities of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the united states selling monetary justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching inspired a complete iteration. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, defined him as a "true prophet." even supposing he is fallen into obscurity with the passage of years, Studdert Kennedy's message nonetheless evokes the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jürgen Moltmann.

This choice of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this such a lot suitable of thinkers to our bothered instances. The e-book pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on warfare and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's function on this planet, sin and atonement, the soreness God, love as opposed to strength as global powers, and the cherished group. Editor Kerry Walters introduces the texts with a biographical and thematic essay.

"Kerry Walters and Cascade Books deserve our thank you for retrieving for us within the twenty-first century, embroiled as we're in quite a few violent conflicts, an obtainable and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century spiritual concept on struggle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English squaddies he served as chaplain within the 'Great conflict to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of warfare. He additionally knew that religion used to be not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it used to be necessary.
"His used to be no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's particularly necessary in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even though fellow Anglicans and Protestants may perhaps treasure this selection of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will delight in his passionate love for the terrible, wounded, and death Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after warfare religion is possible."

John Perry, SJ
Associate Professor, Arthur V. Mauro heart for Peace and Justice,
St. Paul's collage, college of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Canada

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Peace and Justice reports at Gettysburg collage. he's the writer of nineteen earlier books on philosophy, theology, and peace, and has been a peace activist because the Vietnam battle era.

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