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By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There are not any phrases foul and filthy adequate to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a adorned frontline chaplain whose battlefield reviews in global warfare I remodeled him into his generation's so much eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy was once additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, rankings of articles, hundreds of thousands of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the U.S. selling monetary justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching stimulated a whole 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 so much proper of thinkers to our afflicted instances. The booklet pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most vital writings on warfare and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's function on the earth, sin and atonement, the affliction God, love as opposed to strength as international powers, and the liked 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 suggestion on struggle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English infantrymen he served as chaplain within the 'Great warfare to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of conflict. He additionally knew that religion used to be not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it used to be necessary.
"His was once no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's in particular useful in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even supposing fellow Anglicans and Protestants might treasure this choice of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will savour his passionate love for the bad, wounded, and death Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after conflict religion is possible."

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

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

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