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Kingdom to CommuneProtestant Pacifist Culture between World War I and the Vietnam Era$
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Patricia Appelbaum

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832677

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum

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Training for Peace

Training for Peace

Richard Gregg and the Realignment of Pacifist Life

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(p.128) 8 Training for Peace
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Kingdom to Commune
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Patricia Appelbaum

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807889763_appelbaum.12

This chapter first examines the manifestations and meanings of the practices of Protestant peace activists, both before and after the paradigm shift. It then turns to a crucial text that was in many ways a reaction against the verbal character of Protestant activism, even as it retained a measure of confidence in human improvement. Richard Gregg's Training for Peace offered a new model for the “way of life” pacifists advocated. In it one sees both traditional sources and the emergence of a new understanding and practice of peacemaking. The chapter summarizes Training and considers its implications for religious thought, the body, folk arts, and ritualization.

Keywords:   religious pacifism, Protestant pacifism, peace activists, Training for Peace, peacemaking

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