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Pursuing peace in Godzone : Christianity and the peace tradition / edited by Geoffrey Troughton and Philip Fountain.

Contributor(s): Troughton, Geoffrey, 1972- [editor.] | Fountain, Philip [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Wellington, New Zealand : Victoria University Press, 2018Description: 269 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781776561827; 1776561821.Subject(s): Peace -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Christianity -- New Zealand -- History | Pacifism -- New Zealand -- HistoryDDC classification: 241.6242 Summary: "This is a book about peace; specifically, the ways that Christian communities have engaged with peacemaking in New Zealand. Following on from Saints and Stirrers, which examined Christian peacemaking and opposition to war in the period from 1814 to 1945, the focus of Pursuing Peace in Godzone is on the period from the Second World War to the present - the period in which New Zealand's peaceable image and reputation as 'God's Own Country' grew and flourished. Peace has motivated New Zealand Christians in compelling ways, resulting in some remarkable stories. Some of these stories, such as the protests against war, nuclear testing and the Waihopai surveillance base, have grabbed media attention and attained a degree of notoriety. Others, such as the efforts of various churches to heal rifts in their communities or aid those affected by conflict, have been virtually invisible to all but those most immediately affected. Taken together they reveal a multifaceted but deeply influential thread of Christian peacemaking within New Zealand culture"--Publisher information.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

This follow-up to Saints and Stirrers brings the history of the Christian-inspired peace movement up to the present. Quaker pacifism, nuclear testing in the Pacific, Maori land alienation and cultural dispossession, apartheid in South Africa, protests at Waihopai and changing attitudes to Anzac Day are some of the topics that are of intense contemporary interest.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This is a book about peace; specifically, the ways that Christian communities have engaged with peacemaking in New Zealand. Following on from Saints and Stirrers, which examined Christian peacemaking and opposition to war in the period from 1814 to 1945, the focus of Pursuing Peace in Godzone is on the period from the Second World War to the present - the period in which New Zealand's peaceable image and reputation as 'God's Own Country' grew and flourished. Peace has motivated New Zealand Christians in compelling ways, resulting in some remarkable stories. Some of these stories, such as the protests against war, nuclear testing and the Waihopai surveillance base, have grabbed media attention and attained a degree of notoriety. Others, such as the efforts of various churches to heal rifts in their communities or aid those affected by conflict, have been virtually invisible to all but those most immediately affected. Taken together they reveal a multifaceted but deeply influential thread of Christian peacemaking within New Zealand culture"--Publisher information.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • List of Contributors (p. 9)
  • Acknowledgements (p. 14)
  • 1 Pursuing Peace in Godzone (p. 17)
  • 2 Barrington, Burton and the Challenge of Christian Pacifism in New Zealand (p. 30)
  • 3 A Historic Peace Church in Aotearoa New Zealand: Quakers and their Heritage (p. 44)
  • 4 The Peace Squadron Revisited (p. 56)
  • 5 Revolution at the Kitchen Tables: Churches and the 1980s Peace Movement (p. 73)
  • 6 The Treaty, the Church and the Reconciliation of Christ (p. 86)
  • 7 Taranaki, Coventry and the Paths of Peace and Reconciliation (p. 100)
  • 8 Maungarongo ki te Whenua: Te Ora Hou Making its Peace (p. 115)
  • 9 Icons of Peace (p. 129)
  • 10 Missionary Peacemaking: New Zealand Activists and the Decolonisation of Southern Africa (p. 143)
  • 11 Migrant Peacemakers? African Pentecostals in New Zealand (p. 158)
  • 12 Ploughshares at Waihopai (p. 171)
  • 13 Restoring Karioi: Ecology, Community and the Practice of Peace (p. 185)
  • 14 Are Contemporary Christian New Zealanders Committed to Peace? (p. 201)
  • 15 Remembering Jesus on Anzac Day: Just War or Just Another War? (p. 213)
  • 16 Afterword: Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New Zealand (p. 228)
  • Notes (p. 237)
  • Index (p. 260)