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 embellished frontline chaplain whose battlefield reports in international struggle 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, enormous quantities of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the U.S. selling financial justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching inspired a complete new release. 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 selection of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this so much suitable of thinkers to our afflicted instances. The booklet pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most crucial writings on battle and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's function on the planet, sin and atonement, the affliction God, love as opposed to strength as global 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 numerous 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 was once necessary.
"His used to be no longer a disembodied or privatized religion. he's specially invaluable in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even supposing fellow Anglicans and Protestants may possibly treasure this number of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will have fun with 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 struggle religion is possible."

John Perry, SJ
Associate Professor, Arthur V. Mauro heart 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 prior books on philosophy, theology, and peace, and has been a peace activist because the Vietnam conflict era.

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