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By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There aren't any phrases foul and filthy sufficient to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a embellished frontline chaplain whose battlefield reviews in international conflict I reworked 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, ratings 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 motivated a whole 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 number of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this so much appropriate of thinkers to our occasions. The publication pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on conflict and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's function on the earth, sin and atonement, the anguish 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 a number of violent conflicts, an available and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century non secular suggestion on warfare 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 used to be not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it used to be necessary.
"His used to be no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's specially invaluable in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even though fellow Anglicans and Protestants might treasure this selection of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will have fun with his passionate love for the terrible, wounded, and loss of life Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after battle religion is possible."

John Perry, SJ
Associate Professor, Arthur V. Mauro heart 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 reports 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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