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Shalom/Salaam/Peace: A Liberation Theology of Hope (Religion and Violence)

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From the first chapters overview of the historical, scriptural and theological rationale for the present situation in Israel/Palestine, the author leads us through the realities of life in Israel/Palestine with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The ownership of land, water rights, human rights and religious rights are among the main issues that weave through this book---a book which is about two peoples and three religions struggling for their very survival. Lifted up for us are examples of key figures who are promoting peace and justice---some at the cost of their lives. The second chapter offers Liberation Theology as a viable way to bring peace in Israeli/Palestinian. From the Exodus, the author leads the reader through the history of Liberation Theology---its establishment within the Roman Catholic Church at Vatican Two in Rome in 1962-1965 and the reality of Base Christian Communities (Communidades de Base) as seen, particularly, in El Salvador and Salvadoran refugee camps in Honduras in the 1980s. Liberation Theology as it has developed and been lived in Israel/Palestine is then examined. As with Israel/Palestine the book looks at examples of key figures who are presently promoting peace and justice, again, some at the cost of their lives. The indigenous Christian community in Israel/Palestine (which has been reduced to a minority of between one to two percent) is lifted up as a people of hope for the area. With the ongoing violence from the Israeli Defense Force (IDF), who routinely bulldoze homes and make air attacks upon civilians while searching for terrorists, and the extremist Palestinian Muslims who have bombed buses, cafes and markets in their suicide bombings, the Palestinian Christians are the only ones who have not yet resorted to violence. They have managed to maintain a non-violent stance, out of their faith base, as they have been forced out of their homes and villages and towns and cities and had restrictions imposed upon them by the Israeli government. Those who are leading the Christian community in this non-violent stance and those who are living out this way of life are seen as the Davids of this time, in this place. Be they indigenous Palestinian Christians or International witnesses and supporters of peace, or Jewish or Muslim peace seekers---all are given as examples of what is possible in an impossible situation.

Book News Annotation:

An Episcopal priest in Portland, Oregon, Hammond (Marylhurst U.) has studied and worked in Latin America, Egypt, and Israel/Palestine; her ministry has centered on social justice and peace issues. Here she describes the situation in the Middle East from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish perspectives and offers a theology by which the three Abrahamic religions can find peace with themselves and each other. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Company. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

From the first chapters overview of the historical, scriptural and theological rationale for the present situation in Israel/Palestine, the author leads us through the realities of life in Israel/Palestine with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The ownership of land, water rights, human rights and religious rights are among the main issues that weave through this book---a book which is about two peoples and three religions struggling for their very survival. Lifted up for us are examples of key figures who are promoting peace and justice---some at the cost of their lives.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781845533809
Publisher:
Equinox Publishing (Indonesia)
Subject:
Christian Theology - Liberation
Author:
Hammond, Constance A.
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Middle East - Israel
Subject:
Arab-Israeli conflict - Religious aspects -
Subject:
General-General
Series:
Religion and Violence
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
9.10x6.10x.70 in. .75 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
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Religion » Christianity » Liberation
Religion » Christianity » Liberation Theology
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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Product details 221 pages Equinox Publishing (Indonesia) - English 9781845533809 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From the first chapters overview of the historical, scriptural and theological rationale for the present situation in Israel/Palestine, the author leads us through the realities of life in Israel/Palestine with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and ongoing struggles between the Palestinians and the Israelis. The ownership of land, water rights, human rights and religious rights are among the main issues that weave through this book---a book which is about two peoples and three religions struggling for their very survival. Lifted up for us are examples of key figures who are promoting peace and justice---some at the cost of their lives.
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