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Just Peacemaking: Transforming Initiatives for Justice and Peace Paperback – January 1, 1992
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Glen H. Stassen is Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.
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The primary problem, however, is that I cannot make the ideas in this book (or all third-way initiative books) fit with reality, especially the modern reality of Holy War and Jihad.
One of the first points in peacemaking initiatives involves all the parties to sit down and talk with each other about mutually agreeable goals, which according to Stassen is "Affirm common security." But Jihadists don't want security on this earth. They want security in the afterlife, which they gain by killing people on this earth. How does on reason with that mind set?
And if there is no affirmation of common security, then peacemaking initiatives are dead before they start.
I want to believe that third-way peacemaking initiatives are the way Jesus wants us to go, but I just don't see how they can work in our modern situations.