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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 international battle I reworked him into his generation's such a lot eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy was once additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, ratings of articles, countless numbers of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the USA selling monetary justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching prompted a complete new release. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, defined him as a "true prophet." although 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 selection of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this such a lot correct of thinkers to our stricken occasions. The booklet pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on battle and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's position on this planet, sin and atonement, the anguish God, love as opposed to strength as international powers, and the loved 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 a variety of violent conflicts, an available and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century spiritual idea on struggle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English infantrymen he served as chaplain within the 'Great struggle to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of warfare. 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 specifically worthwhile in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even though fellow Anglicans and Protestants may treasure this choice of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will savor his passionate love for the bad, wounded, and demise Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after struggle religion is possible."

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

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

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