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Latter-day Satyagraha - A Syllabus

Mormongandhi
The list author says: "In the reorganization of the website (http://mormongandhi.com), I was inspired by MLK Jr.'s Principles and Steps of Nonviolence, as well as Hugh Nibley's article A House of Glory on the significance of Temples in LDS Restoration theology: Let us analyze Section 109 of the Doctrine and Covenants": ... "(verse 5) First of all, the temple is a place in which God manifests himself, a place of appointment, a meeting place... The temple is where the people come together at a particular prescribed time and place... What people? (verse 6) The answer is all the Saints in "solemn assembly." This makes them a special society which is to initiate the work of bringing all things together — a sort of grand unifying theory toward which all the sciences seem to be looking today, bringing everything together in one. (verse 7) They are to bring their brains with them, that is the first qualification, that your brain and intellect may be clear and active. We are to "teach one another learning even by study and also by faith." Out of the best books? Where is the list? Why no syllabus? Because we are to do the seeking. It is we who must decide which are the best books and to do that we must "prove all things [and] hold fast to that which is good" (1 Thessalonians 5:21). We must make our own syllabus as part of organizing ourselves and preparing "every needful thing." This is what this list is all about!"
The Kingdom Of God Is Within You
The Kingdom Of God Is Within You
"This book was published the same year (1893) that the SLC Temple was dedicated. It is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian thinking. Tolstoy sought to separate Orthodox Russian Christianity, merged with the state, from what he believed was the true message of Jesus Christ, the Sermon on the Mount. Gandhi wrote that this book "overwhelmed" him and "left an abiding impression.""
Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth
Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth
"The autobiography of Mahatma Gandhi, covering his life from early childhood through to 1921, when he was elected chairman of the Indian National Congress. "I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography...""
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story
Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story
"As I closed my eyes and was passing my fingers over the books on that particular shelf, it just happened that I did feel something as I approached the middle of the shelf. I said to myself, “this can’t be?” I opened my eyes and reached for the book in question. Imagine my excitement! I opened the book and on the cover page I could read this title."
Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas
Peace: A History of Movements and Ideas
"For the time cometh, saith the Lamb of God, that I will work a great and a marvelous work among the children of men; a work which shall be everlasting, either on the one hand or on the other, either to the convincing of them unto peace and life eternal, or unto the deliverance of them to the hardness of their hearts and the blindness of their minds unto their being brought down into destruction."
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
"Fun summer reading. But behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth cconfound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls. (Alma 37:6-7)"
The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation (Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict)
The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence, and Reconciliation (Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict)
"MLK said: Though I was initially disappointed at being categorized as an extremist, as I continued to think about the matter I gradually gained a measure of satisfaction from the label. Was not Jesus and extremist for love: So the question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be. Will we be extremists for hate or for love?"
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, Special 75th Anniversary Edition (Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929)
I Have a Dream: Writings and Speeches That Changed the World, Special 75th Anniversary Edition (Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929)
"if you can't listen to these speeches on youtube, it is worth reading them in this book... Bought this book while I was waiting at the airport in Nairobi for a flight home to Norway. It was an uplifting plane ride."
An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion)
An Introduction to Mormonism (Introduction to Religion)
"If you want to know more about Mormonism from a scholarly perspective and from someone who is not Mormon and not bias against Mormonism: this is an excellent book. I think I learned more about Mormonism by reading this book than any other book! Well done, Douglas Davies!"
The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)
The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)
"The apparent conflict between pacifistic interpretations of Ahimsa and the just war prescribed by the Gita has been resolved by some individuals by resorting to allegorical readings. Mahatma Gandhi made clear in his commentary on the Gita that it was "an allegory in which the battlefield is the soul and Arjuna, man's higher impulses struggling against evil.""
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
"Duh..."
The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
The Essential Gandhi: An Anthology of His Writings on His Life, Work, and Ideas
"Want to know more about Gandhi and the way he lived his life: read this!"
Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO))
Peace by Peaceful Means: Peace and Conflict, Development and Civilization (International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO))
"This book led me to peace studies. Galtung was one of its founders. Born in 1930 in Norway, he definitely has challenged the idea of studying international relations without taking a normative point of view based on the pursuit of peace and justice in the world! Want to know more about the ABC triangle of conflict. This book explains it!"
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains, 2nd Edition
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan: A Man to Match His Mountains, 2nd Edition
"Why aren't more people reading this book?? An example of the life of a Muslim committed to nonviolence. Gandhi had a Muslim friend in Badshah Khan. But in the same way that people dismiss Gandhi, they dismiss Badshah Khan as irrelevant to the world today. Think again!"
At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict
At War's End: Building Peace after Civil Conflict
"Why neo-liberal peacebuilding ain't going to work... Thanks to Roland Paris, we are all rethinking the kind of help one should give to nations trying to recover from the ravages of war... This book should be read in conjunction with Naomi Klein's Shock Doctrine!"
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
"Excellent book... You think you know what's going on in the world. You read this book and you go, wow... Ok, perhaps now I get it??? In any case: SCARY reading, because a lot of it makes sense - and stresses the point that we live in the latter days."
Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies
Building Peace: Sustainable Reconciliation in Divided Societies
"The ABC of peacebuilding. John Lederach is an authority on building peace, and gives a good overview on how and why. A must read to any potential religious peacebuilder."
Images Of The New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations
Images Of The New Jerusalem: Latter Day Saint Faction Interpretations
"Fantastic scholarly work on the New Jerusalem. A study of Independence, Missouri and LDS Restoration movement churches' claims to 'holy land' in the United States of America..."
Approaching Zion (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol 9)
Approaching Zion (The Collected Works of Hugh Nibley, Vol 9)
"need I say more?"
Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide
Understanding the Book of Mormon: A Reader's Guide
"this is really a worthwhile book to read. Coming to know the Book of Mormon from a literary analysis gives the book more credibility and a fresh outlook on its message from its main narrators."
Civil Disobedience
Civil Disobedience
"One of the books that started the modern peace movement!"
Movements That Change the World
Movements That Change the World
Re:Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World
Re:Imagining Change: How to Use Story-based Strategy to Win Campaigns, Build Movements, and Change the World
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