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By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There are not any phrases foul and filthy sufficient to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a adorned frontline chaplain whose battlefield reviews in global conflict I remodeled him into his generation's so much eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy used to be additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, ratings of articles, 1000s of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the U.S. 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 if he is fallen into obscurity with the passage of years, Studdert Kennedy's message nonetheless conjures up 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 correct of thinkers to our stricken instances. The booklet pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on struggle and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's position on the earth, sin and atonement, the affliction God, love as opposed to strength as international powers, and the cherished neighborhood. 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 numerous violent conflicts, an available and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century non secular inspiration on struggle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English squaddies he served as chaplain within the 'Great battle to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of conflict. He additionally knew that religion was once not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it was once necessary.
"His was once no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's in particular precious in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even supposing fellow Anglicans and Protestants could treasure this selection of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will get pleasure from his passionate love for the negative, wounded, and loss of life 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 middle for Peace and Justice,
St. Paul's university, collage of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Canada

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Peace and Justice stories 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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