Living Nonviolently

Living Nonviolently : Language for Resisting Violence

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Living Nonviolently: Language for Resisting Violence proposes distinctions of language that effectively address issues of force, power, aggressiveness, violence and war. No other book provides such a consistent language for living nonviolently through examples drawn from nonhuman animals, human infancy, personal transactions, domestic politics, and international conflicts.
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  • Hardback | 218 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073915043X
  • 9780739150436

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction. Language for Nonviolent Living Chapter 2 Chapter 1. The Force of Nature and the Nature of Force Chapter 3 Chapter 2. The Possibility of Power and the Power of Possibility Chapter 4 Chapter 3. The Nonviolent Life: Aggressive and Deceptive Chapter 5 Chapter 4. War as a Metaphor and War's Own Metaphor Chapter 6 Chapter 5. Is Religion Violent? Are Religions Violent? Chapter 7 Chapter 6. Education toward Nonviolent Living
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Moran's clarifying discussions of so much that concerns us and how we relate in today's world-'nature' and what is 'natural,' 'aggression,' 'lying' and 'deceit,' transparency and the constraints of 'the right to know'-uncover questions that both awaken readers to the possibilities of a revitalized language and revitalize efforts to live nonviolently. Parents, families, diverse communities, members of the body politic, educators all, will find much to savour in Living Nonviolently. -- Margaret Woodward, independent researcher and writer, Melbourne Gabriel Moran's scholarly work Living Nonviolently: Language for Resisting Violence rethinks how we speak about violence in our everyday life-such as the "war" on poverty-to illuminate a new way of being. Recommended for religious and secular educators, fans of political philosophy an peace studies, or anyone interested in living nonviolently. Sojourners
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About Gabriel Moran

Gabriel Moran is professor emeritus of educational philosophy at New York University. Among other books, he is author of Speaking of Teaching: Lessons from History, Reshaping Religious Education, and A Grammar of Responsibility.
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