Category Archives: Books

Sharing Peace:
Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation

Co-edited with Margaret Pfeil Sharing Peace brings together leading Mennonite and Catholic theologians and ecclesial leaders to reflect on the recent, first-ever international dialogue between the Mennonite World Conference and the Vatican. The search for a shared reading of history, theology … Continue reading

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Mennonites and Catholics in Conversation

Unlearning Protestantism:
Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age

This insightful book addresses the “Protestant dilemma” in ecclesiology: how to build lasting Christian community in a world of individualism and transience. Gerald Schlabach, a former Mennonite who is now Catholic, seeks not to encourage readers to abandon Protestant churches … Continue reading

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Sustaining Christian Community in an Unstable Age

Just Policing, Not War:
An Alternative Response to World Violence

For decades, the Catholic Church and historical peace churches such as the Mennonites have come together in ecumenical discussions about war and peace. The dividing point has always been between pacifism, the view held by Mennonites and other peace churches, … Continue reading

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An Alternative Response to World Violence

At Peace and Unafraid:
Public Order, Security, and the Wisdom of the Cross

Co-edited with Duane Friesen Many Mennonites are clear about avoiding the violence of war and some types of police activities. Less clear, though, is the extent to which Mennonites should participate in the coercive systems needed for safe, stable and … Continue reading

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Public Order, Security, and the Wisdom of the Cross

For the Joy Set Before Us:
Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Age-old debates over self-love and self-denial continue in the Christian community. Many regard self-love as incompatible with the self-sacrifice of Christ. Others, especially feminists and liberation theologians, contest the notion that self-sacrifice is the test of authentic Christian love. The … Continue reading

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Augustine and Self-Denying Love

Dissertation

For the Joy Set Before Us: Ethics of Self-Denying Love in Augustinian Perspective Jean Porter, Director Department of Theology University of Notre Dame April 1996 Abstract Table of contents Defense presentation Appendix on Anders Nygren Order dissertation, # 96-21773 from … Continue reading

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Relentless Persistence: Nonviolent Action in Latin America

Phil McManus and Gerald Schlabach, co-editors With an introduction by Leonardo Boff “A tremendous contribution toward documenting the courage of thousands of people throughout Latin America who struggle for a world of peace, justice and human dignity.” –Isabel Letelier “This … Continue reading

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