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Nonviolent Politics and the Resurrection of the Dead

Kyle B. T. Lambelet


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Presente develops a lived theology of nonviolence through an extended case study of the movement to close the School of the Americas (also known as the SOA or WHINSEC). Specifically, it analyzes how the presence of the dead--a presence proclaimed at the annual vigil of the School of the Americas Watch--shapes a distinctive, transnational, nonviolent movement. Kyle B.T. Lambelet argues that such a messianic affirmation need not devolve into violence or sectarianism and, in fact, generates practical reasoning.

By developing a messianic political theology in dialogue with the SOA Watch movement, Lambelet's work contributes to Christian ethics as he explores the political implications of the resurrection of the dead. This book contributes to studies of strategic nonviolence and civil resistance by demonstrating how religious and moral dynamics remain an essential part of such struggles.

Georgetown University Press, 9781626167261, 234pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2020

About the Author

Kyle B. T. Lambelet is a postdoctoral fellow at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He earned a PhD in Theology and Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. This is his first book.