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Transfiguration by John Dear
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Jun 21, 2010

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Read in August, 2010

I like John Dear, and I know that he means well...but I just can't adopt his nonviolence. This guy walks the walk: goes into war zones, gets arrested, goes to jail, protests, preaches, speaks out, gets arrested again, goes to jail again, etc. He is very,very serious, and a man of tremendous passion for peace. I admire him even as I know that I am not on the same page as he is.

This is my third or fourth John Dear book, and my last one. I just don't agree with his pacifism. He certainly does bring up a lot of good points, but his interpretation of the Gospel is...troubled, I guess. Or perhaps it's troubling. Either way, all done.
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