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No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World (Paperback)
  • No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World (Paperback)

No Enemy to Conquer: Forgiveness in an Unforgiving World (Paperback)

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Paperback 220 Pages / Published: 01/02/2009
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Offering dramatic evidence of the transformative power of forgiveness, No Enemy to Conquer shares the stories of people of diverse faiths and cultures who, despite all odds, found the courage to reconcile with their enemies. Gathering the voices of Desmond Tutu, Benazir Bhutto, Rajmohan Gandhi, Jonathan Sacks, the Dalai Lama, and others, Henderson's masterful anthology is an inspiring step toward a geopolitics of mercy.

Publisher: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 9781602581401
Number of pages: 220
Weight: 354 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm

"Henderson's style in this richly personal book is fluent, accessible and immensely readable. It does not hide from the suffering of the world but movingly claims that healing is possible." - Interreligious Insight December 2011
"[These narratives] offer qualitative evidence that a mixture of courage and humility can infuse dialogic encounters with hope that persons of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds can forgive and reconcile rather than perpetuate violence." -- Religious Studies Review (2011, 37:3)
" No Enemy to Conquer offers a passionate, well-researched defense of the virtue of forgiveness and its place in healing hate and conflict while establishing peace and justice at a grassroots level all over the world." -- Chicago Crescent , July 2010
"In this moving book, Michael Henderson tells the stories of people from all parts of the world who have experienced the transformative power of forgiveness.... A truly remarkable book." --Catherine Rowland, Book review editor of "Network," the magazine of Women, Word, Spirit
Violence and other forms of sin shrink our lives and our imaginations; forgiveness enables them to expand. In this engaging and stimulating book, Michael Henderson tells stories of extraordinary people from around the world whose commitment to forgiveness stirs our imaginations and offers hope for new life in the future--for all of us wise enough to heed their examples. --L. Gregory Jones, Dean of the Divinity School and Professor of Theology, Duke University
"A fascinating examination of forgiveness in an unforgiving world." --Mariana Cantacuzino, The Huffington Post, Jan. 9, 2010
"Henderson's book leads us to ask: What will allow us to see our enemies in a new light that will make forgiveness possible? ... From Henderson we know that there are some common points along the journey. --Roger S. Gottlieb, Tikkun (January/February 2010)
"This is a humane and thoughtful guidebook to the troubled times we live in." --Martin Bell OBE, UNICEF UK Ambassador
"These beautifully written and sensitively told stories of forgiveness and peace should provide inspiration and hope for many readers." --Trudy Govier, Author of Forgiveness and Revenge and Taking Wrongs Seriously

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