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By Geoffrey A. Studdert Kennedy,Kerry Walters

"There are not any phrases foul and filthy adequate to explain war." So declared Geoffrey "Woodbine Willie" Studdert Kennedy (1883-1929), a embellished frontline chaplain whose battlefield reviews in international struggle I remodeled him into his generation's so much eloquent defender of Christian pacificism. Studdert Kennedy used to be additionally a tireless champion of the social gospel who wrote a dozen books, ratings of articles, hundreds and hundreds of poems, and preached numerous sermons in either the united kingdom and the USA selling monetary justice.

Studdert Kennedy's writing and preaching motivated a complete new release. William Temple, Archbishop of Canterbury, defined him as a "true prophet." although he is fallen into obscurity with the passage of years, Studdert Kennedy's message nonetheless conjures up the likes of Desmond Tutu and Jürgen Moltmann.

This choice of Studdert Kennedy's paintings, the 1st in sixty years, seeks to introduce this so much proper of thinkers to our stricken instances. The ebook pulls jointly Studdert Kennedy's most vital writings on struggle and peace, poverty, the matter of evil, the church's position on this planet, sin and atonement, the anguish God, love as opposed to strength as global powers, and the loved group. 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 a variety of violent conflicts, an obtainable and coherent presentation of Studdert Kennedy's early twentieth-century non secular proposal on battle and its aftermath. incomes the nickname 'Woodbine Willie' from English squaddies he served as chaplain within the 'Great struggle to finish all wars,' the cigarette-smoking padre knew firsthand the unspeakable horrors of struggle. He additionally knew that religion was once not just attainable after the hostilities ceased; it was once necessary.
"His used to be now not a disembodied or privatized religion. he's in particular worthwhile in linking the Eucharist with social justice. even if fellow Anglicans and Protestants might treasure this selection of Studdert Kennedy's writing, Roman Catholics like myself will have fun with his passionate love for the negative, wounded, and loss of life Christ and his dedication to the church, the place he and others can insist that, certainly, after battle religion is possible."

John Perry, SJ
Associate Professor, Arthur V. Mauro heart for Peace and Justice,
St. Paul's university, college of Manitoba,
Winnipeg, Canada

Kerry Walters is William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Professor of Peace and Justice reviews at Gettysburg university. he's the writer of nineteen prior books on philosophy, theology, and peace, and has been a peace activist because the Vietnam warfare era.

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