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Dear, John 1959-

Works: 100 works in 206 publications in 7 languages and 7,197 library holdings
Genres: Christian poetry  Meditations  History  Biographies  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Prayers and devotions 
Roles: Author, Editor, Cartographer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: BX1795.N66, 241.697
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by John Dear
And the risen bread : selected poems, 1957-1997 by Daniel Berrigan( )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the Risen Bread is a harvest of forty years of poetry by Daniel Berrigan. Beginning with poems written largely on biblical themes, the book moves on to reflect the increasingly experiential inspiration of Berrigan's poetry - poems written from the front lines of the struggle for peace and justice, poems from the courtroom and the prison cell, and finally, poems of harsh but hopeful reflection
The road to peace : writings on peace and justice by Henri J. M Nouwen( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Throughout his life Henri Nouwen stressed the connection between intimacy with Christ and solidarity with a wounded world. From his early support for the civil rights movement, through his engagement in the cause of peace, to his life with the handicapped members of the L'Arche community, Nouwen was always immersed with the social as well as the spiritual dimensions of the gospel. In gathering together Nouwen's many writings on peace and social justice, editor John Dear amplifies this crucial element of Nouwen's message about the call of Christian discipleship. At the same time, Nouwen calls on activists to be peacemakers in the fullest sense: to root their witness in prayer, joy, and a spirit of love
Mohandas Gandhi : essential writings by Gandhi( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acknowledged as one of the great souls of the twentieth century and leader of the Indian independence movement, Gandhi defined the modern practice of nonviolence, wedding an ethic of love to a practical method of social struggle. His philosophy was rooted in a deep spirituality. For Gandhi the struggle for peace and social justice was ultimately related to the search for God. These writings reveal the heart and soul of a man whose life and message bear special relevance to all spiritual seekers today
The God of peace : toward a theology of nonviolence by John Dear( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The fruit of committed action as well as study, The God of Peace represents the first effort to outline a systematic theology beginning with the insight that God is nonviolent. This insight has been embodied in our time by figures like Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Dorothy Day. Dear shows what Christian faith looks like when nonviolence is treated not simply as a subtopic of ethics or a political tactic, but as a hermeneutic lens through which every aspect of traditional Christian theology may be viewed." "After establishing his methodology, Dear explores every aspect of traditional theology: the identity of God, the person of Jesus (prophet of nonviolence), Christ (Incarnation of nonviolent love), the nature and meaning of the Trinity (the nonviolent community at the heart of reality), as well as doctrines of creation, sin and redemption, theodicy, salvation, the church, eschatology, spirituality, and liturgy. Finally, Dear addresses Catholic social teaching and the "just war" theology, feminist and liberation theologies, and the consistent ethic of life."--Jacket
Living peace : a spirituality of contemplation and action by John Dear( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the author's first-hand account of his personal spiritual journey, describing the path he has followed as a Jesuit priest, breaking it down in three parts, the inner journey, the public journey, and the journey of humanity
The vision of peace : faith and hope in Northern Ireland by Mairead Corrigan Maguire( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apostle of peace : essays in honor of Daniel Berrigan by John Dear( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most influential Catholic figures of the twentieth century, Jesuit priest and activist Daniel Berrigan has inspired countless people of faith and conscience to pursue the Gospel vision of a world without war. In 1968 he made national headlines as one of the Catonsville 9, who destroyed draft files to protest the Vietnam War. In the nearly thirty years since then he has continued to challenge the conscience of both his country and the church by his uncompromising manner of Christian witness. (back cover)
Put down your sword : answering the Gospel call to creative nonviolence by John Dear( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Put Down Your Sword invites us into Jesus' way of nonviolence as presented by the Gospels. Arguing that all Christians must follow Christ's example in the ways of peace, Dear outlines the many actions he himself has taken following the path of nonviolence, modeling his own vision of peace in this turbulent world."--Jacket
Our God is nonviolent : witnesses in the struggle for peace & justice by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential writings by Daniel Berrigan( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Daniel Berrigan is a Jesuit priest, poet, and peacemaker, whose words and actions over the past 50 years have offered a powerful witness to the God of Life. Fr. Berrigan, along with his brother Philip, was one of the Catonsville 9, arrested and imprisoned in 1968 for destroying draft files in a protest against the Vietnam War. But this was only one step along a journey of faith. Through this selection from his many books, journals, poems, and homilies, a chronicle of Fr. Berrigan's life and work unfolds, from the early steps in his vocation, to his decision to cross the line and go to prison, his ongoing witness for peace, and his extraordinary commentaries on scripture and the life of radical discipleship."--Jacket
Transfiguration : a meditation on transforming ourselves and our world by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spiritual leader and peace activist John Dear guides readers on the path to finding peace within, and bringing harmony to a world torn by hatred and violence, through following in the footsteps of Jesus. John Dear's efforts on behalf of social justice and world peace have won him international admiration and spurred features in the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, USA TODAY, and the National Catholic Reporter. Seen by many to be the spiritual heir to the Berrigan brothers, Dear believes that the key to the spiritual life is not just finding inner peace, but also bringing that peace to bear on the outside world. In his latest work, Dear uses the Gospel account of the Transfiguration, inviting readers to shape their lives along the story of Jesus and to continue his mission of love and peace. These practices have sustained him through his work with the homeless in Washington, D.C., and New York City, as a human-rights advocate in Northern Ireland and Iraq, and on his many missions for peace in war-torn places around the world. Dividing the lifelong pursuit of peace into three distinct parts'an inner journey, a public journey, and the journey of all humanity'he delves into the challenges of learning to love ourselves as we are, diffusing the hatred we feel toward others, and embracing the choice to live in peace
Jesus the rebel : bearer of God's peace and justice by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The questions of Jesus : challenging ourselves to discover life's great answers by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This illuminating examination of the Gospels reveals how the questions Jesus asks of his followers lead the way to a deeper understanding of the meaning of life and the mystery of God. The Gospels are filled with stories, parables, miracles, commandments, and dramatic incidents that trace Jesus' life and recount his teachings. A close reading of the Gospels reveals, however, that they are also filled with questions. As John Dear points out in this remarkable book, Jesus, like any great teacher and rabbi, "has a question for everyone he meets, for every occasion, for every experience, for every potential disciple." Dear uses these questions as a starting point, an invitation to readers to discover the lessons they contain by searching their own hearts and minds for answers. Throughout The Questions of Jesus, Dear interweaves insights from ethical and religious teachers ranging from Buddha to Gandhi to Martin Luther King, Jr. Using recent events as powerful and poignant examples, he shows why a renewed commitment to Jesus' message of nonviolence, compassion, justice, and peace is essential to healing a world torn by violence and war. From the Trade Paperback edition
Pursuing the spiritual roots of protest : Merton, Berrigan, Yoder, and Muste at the Gethsemani Abbey peacemakers retreat by V. Gordon Oyer( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2015 Thomas Merton "Louie" award winner for a publication that provides "fresh direction and provocative insight to Merton Studies," presented by the International Thomas Merton Society. In the fall of 1964, Trappist monk Thomas Merton prepared to host an unprecedented gathering of peace activists. "About all we have is a great need for roots," he observed, "but to know this is already something." His remark anticipated their agenda--a search for spiritual roots to nurture sound motives for "protest." This event's originality lay in the varied religious commitments present. Convened in an era of well-kept faith boundaries, members of Catholic (lay and clergy), mainline Protestant, historic peace church, and Unitarian traditions participated. Ages also varied, ranging from twenty-three to seventy-nine. Several among the fourteen who gathered are well known today among faith-based peace advocates: the Berrigan brothers, Jim Forest, Tom Cornell, John Howard Yoder, A.J. Muste, and Merton himself. During their three days together, insights and wisdom from these traditions would intersect and nourish each other. By the time they parted, their effort had set down solid roots and modeled interreligious collaboration for peace work that would blossom in coming decades. Here for the first time, the details of those vital discussions have been reconstructed and made accessible to again inspire and challenge followers of Christ to confront the powers and injustices of today. -- Provided by publisher
It's a sin to build a nuclear weapon : the collected works on war and Christian peacemaking of Richard McSorley, S.J. by Richard T McSorley( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You will be my witnesses : saints, prophets, and martyrs by John Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary of Nazareth, prophet of peace by John Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazarus, come forth! : how Jesus confronts the culture of death and invites us into the new life of peace by John Dear( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Merton, peacemaker : meditations on Merton, peacemaking and the spiritual life by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the centenary year of Merton's birth, longtime peace activist and author John Dear reflects on Merton's profound contributions to the practice and spirituality of peacemaking. Beginning in the early 1960s the famous Trappist monk broke new ground through his prophetic writings on nuclear weapons, war, and racism. For Merton, these issues were not only moral challenges: they reflected a deeper spiritual crisis afflicting the world. Here, John Dear invites us to take up Merton's journey and become mature spiritual seekers, breaking beyond the norms of religious obligation into a universal compassion so that we, too, might become peacemakers, the beloved children of the God of peace. (Publisher)
They will inherit the earth : peace and nonviolence in a time of climate change by John Dear( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Beatitudes, Jesus says of the meek, "they will inherit the earth." Meekness, John Dear argues, is the biblical word for nonviolence. He makes the connection Jesus makes at the start of his Sermon on the Mount between our practice of nonviolence and our unity with creation: our rejection of nonviolence is inevitably linked to the catastrophic effects of climate change and environmental ruin. Drawing on personal stories of his life in the desert of New Mexico, his time as a chaplain at Yosemite, his friendship with indigenous and environmental leaders, his experience at the Standing Rock protests, as well as his work with the Vatican on a new stance on nonviolence, John Dear invites us to return to nonviolence as a way of life and a living solidarity with Mother Earth and her creatures
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And the risen bread : selected poems, 1957-1997
The road to peace : writings on peace and justiceMohandas Gandhi : essential writingsThe God of peace : toward a theology of nonviolenceLiving peace : a spirituality of contemplation and actionThe vision of peace : faith and hope in Northern IrelandApostle of peace : essays in honor of Daniel BerriganPut down your sword : answering the Gospel call to creative nonviolenceEssential writings
Alternative Names
John Dear Amerikaans priester

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John Dear amerikansk präst

John Dear amerikansk prest

John Dear US-amerikanischer Jesuitenpater, Autor und Friedensaktivist

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