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Prospects for Theology in Peacebuilding : A Theological Analysis of the Just Peace Concept in the Textual Process towards an International Ecumenical Peace Declaration, World Council of Churches 2008-2011

Gehlin, Sara LU (2016)
Abstract
This study takes its starting point in the questions of whether and how theology might serve as a faith-based

peacebuilding resource. Based on an exploration of the textual process towards an international ecumenical

declaration on just peace in the World Council of Churches, it suggests that theology can indeed serve as such

a resource and it sketches how theology can make such a contribution. The exploration, which takes place in

two stages, focuses on the theological development of the concept of just peace and is guided by the research

question “What are the prospects for theology in peacebuilding?”. The first stage seeks to discern how the

discourse presented in the textual process... (More)
This study takes its starting point in the questions of whether and how theology might serve as a faith-based

peacebuilding resource. Based on an exploration of the textual process towards an international ecumenical

declaration on just peace in the World Council of Churches, it suggests that theology can indeed serve as such

a resource and it sketches how theology can make such a contribution. The exploration, which takes place in

two stages, focuses on the theological development of the concept of just peace and is guided by the research

question “What are the prospects for theology in peacebuilding?”. The first stage seeks to discern how the

discourse presented in the textual process makes a contribution to the theological construction of the just peace

concept. The second stage investigates how the theological construction of the just peace concept provides an

example of theology as an essential, faith-based peacebuilding resource. The exploration constitutes a

constructive theological analysis of the just peace concept, carried out in view of the four perspectives of

theological ethics, biblical interpretation, spirituality, and ecumenical vision. It is guided by the pursuit of

identifying theological resources for religiously motivated peacebuilding endeavours in our time. (Less)
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  • PhD Smyth, Geraldine S., University of Dublin, Irland
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Hörsalen, Språk- och litteraturcentrum, Helgonabacken 12, Lund
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2016-03-19 14:15
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English
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  abstract     = {This study takes its starting point in the questions of whether and how theology might serve as a faith-based<br/><br>
peacebuilding resource. Based on an exploration of the textual process towards an international ecumenical<br/><br>
declaration on just peace in the World Council of Churches, it suggests that theology can indeed serve as such<br/><br>
a resource and it sketches how theology can make such a contribution. The exploration, which takes place in<br/><br>
two stages, focuses on the theological development of the concept of just peace and is guided by the research<br/><br>
question “What are the prospects for theology in peacebuilding?”. The first stage seeks to discern how the<br/><br>
discourse presented in the textual process makes a contribution to the theological construction of the just peace<br/><br>
concept. The second stage investigates how the theological construction of the just peace concept provides an<br/><br>
example of theology as an essential, faith-based peacebuilding resource. The exploration constitutes a<br/><br>
constructive theological analysis of the just peace concept, carried out in view of the four perspectives of<br/><br>
theological ethics, biblical interpretation, spirituality, and ecumenical vision. It is guided by the pursuit of<br/><br>
identifying theological resources for religiously motivated peacebuilding endeavours in our time.},
  author       = {Gehlin, Sara},
  language     = {eng},
  school       = {Lund University},
  title        = {Prospects for Theology in Peacebuilding : A Theological Analysis of the Just Peace Concept in the Textual Process towards an International Ecumenical Peace Declaration, World Council of Churches 2008-2011},
  year         = {2016},
}