From Violence to Blessing
Product code :73090
Author :Vern Neufeld Redekop
Publisher :Twenty-Third Publications
In this important and timely book, Vern Neufeld Redekop shares his extensive experience as one of Canada's foremost consultants in conflict resolution. He shows the challenges of how a disposition towards violence can subvert the need for peace and re-conciliation, Redekop takes his readers on a guided tour of violence in the world.
He also presents, in a clear and accessible fashion, the implications of the work of René Girard on how as a culture, we tend to act out repeated patterns of violence. Most important, this is a book about getting beyond the imitative violence that René Girard writes about and working with the fragments of experience that can slowly be reformed as peace and reconciliation.
Contents Foreword Introduction Part 1 - Violence Chapter 1, Deep-Rooted Conflict Chapter 2, Human Identity Needs Chapter 3, Imitation and Identity Chapter 4, The Scapegoat Function Chapter 5, Hegemonic Structures Chapter 6, Ethnonationalism Chapter 7, Self-Other Dynamics Chapter 8, Structures of Violence Part 2 - Case Study Chapter 9, Understanding Through Interpreting Chapter 10, The Oka/Kanehsata:ke Crisis of 1990 Chapter 11, Interpreting the Oka/Kanehsata:ke Crisis Part 3 - Blessing Chapter 12, Structures of Blessing Chapter 13, Reconciliation Chapter 14, Theological Reflections Chapter 15, From Violence to Blessing Epilogue - Reflections on September 11, 2001 Notes Selected Bibliography Index
Note that this book can only be sold within the United States. We ask our Canadian friends to order directly from Novalis.