Jesus Christ Peacemaker: A New Theology Of Peace

Jesus Christ Peacemaker: A New Theology Of Peace


A landmark book by Terrence Rynne not only in peace studies courses and peace action movements but for all Christian historians, theologians, and general readers who grapple with the challenges of war and peace.

“Readers will be guided into the way of peace taught and modeled by Jesus. Perhaps our Church will begin again to be a ‘peace church’ and deserve to hear Jesus announce to us ‘Blessed are the peacemakers.’”
—Bishop Thomas J. Gumbleton , Detroit, MI

“Hands down, the best book available on the nonviolence of Jesus and its implications for theology, spirituality, the church, and the world today.”
—Rev. John Dear, author,  The Nonviolent Life

“If we take this book seriously – in our lives, our churches, and our society – we will finally be on our way to transforming the pervasive violence we face, and will do so as an act of faith in the God who calls all of us to nonviolence, peace, and reconciliation.”
—Ken Butigan, Executive Director, Pace e Bene

“Rynne retrieves the image of Jesus as Peacemaker and with the example and teaching of Gandhi he lays a new foundation for non-violence, not as a weak-spined evasion of social responsibilities but as a strategy, and above all, as a fundamental attitude of Christian faith and more-necessary-than-ever practice of peace-making. . . .”
—Rev. Peter Phan, Georgetown University

“Moving beyond a theoretical debate about the morality of war, Terrence Rynne insists that our vocation as Christians is to active, nonviolent, persistent, risky, creative peacemaking. . . .”
—Marie Dennis, President, Pax Christi International

Terrence J. Rynne is co-President of the Sally and Terry Rynne Foundation and the founder of Marquette University’s Center for Peacemaking. He is professor of Peace Studies at Marquette University, and author of Gandhi and Jesus: The Saving Power of Nonviolence (Orbis).

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