An Anthology of Nonviolence: Historical and Contemporary Voices

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Krishna Mallick, Doris A. Hunter
Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 2002 - Political Science - 301 pages
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What is the basis for choosing a nonviolent response to conflict and violence? By presenting and analyzing some of the most significant answers that have been given to this question throughout history, this anthology of writings from both Western and nonwestern traditions proposes principled and strategic nonviolence as a realistic alternative. It includes a selection of historical sources on nonviolence--ranging from the Bhagavad-Gita to the Bible--as well as a wide range of writings by authors such as Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nelson Mandela, who have contributed to both the theory and the practice of nonviolence. Besides tracing the historical development of the concept, this volume also suggests ways of applying nonviolence to our everyday lives in the first decade of the 21st century, which the United Nations General Assembly has declared to be the Decade for Education for a Culture of Peace and Nonviolence.

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Contents

Bhagavad Gita
3
Crito
17
The Sermon on the Mount
35
Copyright

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KRISHNA MALLICK is is Associate Professor, Chairperson of the Philosophy Department, and Coordinator of the Peace Institute at Salem State College.DORIS HUNTER is a Unitarian Universalist Minister in the Boston area.

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