Living without enemies being present in the midst of violence by Samuel Wells

Cover of: Living without enemies | Samuel Wells

Published by IVP Books in Downers Grove, IL .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Nonviolence,
  • Love,
  • Church work,
  • Violence,
  • Prevention,
  • Christianity

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementSamuel Wells and Marcia A. Owen
SeriesResources for reconciliation
ContributionsOwen, Marcia A., 1955-
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBT736.6 .W45 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24809144M
ISBN 109780830834563
LC Control Number2011006817

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In Living Without Enemies: Being Present in the Midst of Violence, Sam Wells & Marcia Owen collaborate to present a theologically-grounded, practice-driven response to human violence. The book addresses very particular needs within the authors’ community, all the while bearing in mind a wide range of “issues that evoke fear and bewilderment.”.

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It was then that Owen discovered the beauty of simply being present. Through her friendships with both victims and offenders, Owen learned that being present was precisely the opposite of violence--it was love.

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