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Overcoming Violence

by Johnston McMaster

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £12.50
Publisher:Columba Press
Published:30 March 2012
ISBN:978-1-856-07754-5
Review:
This book examines the roots of violence in Irish history. It starts with a detailed look at the last four centuries of Irish history, examining the wars, battles, skirmishes that were rooted in religious differences. He looks closely at the theological arguments that have been used to justify the violence and at the differences in culture and politics as well as religion which have been at the core of the sectarian divide. ‘Peace does not come through military victory’ is the author’s rallying cry. He then looks forward to a new culture of justice, peace and compassion. He does not take sides but points out to all parties the path to reconciliation and forgiveness. This book is a valuable contribution to the search for a lasting peace in Ireland.

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