Book Review

Your 'just peace' reading list

All too many Catholics may be uninformed about, as well as unformed by, the criteria and practices of the just war tradition. Here is a refresher.

Book Review

US Christians' end-time paradox

Revelation can open our eyes to today’s idolatry and injustice, says author

APOCALYPSE AND ALLEGIANCE: WORSHIP, POLITICS, AND DEVOTION IN THE BOOK OF REVELATION
By J. Nelson Kraybill
Published by Brazos Press, $21.99

Get ready. Jesus is coming to Oakland, Calif. Well, not just to Oakland, for according to the Oakland-based Family Radio Worldwide, an independent Christian ministry led by Harold Camping, Jesus Christ will return on May 21 to whisk away all faithful Christians in the Rapture, to avoid the calamities about to plague the nonbelievers left on the planet.

Book Review

Where justice and peace, theology and worship kiss

NONVIOLENCE: A BRIEF HISTORY
By John Howard Yoder
Published by Baylor University Press, $29.95

Vatican II’s Gaudium et Spes highlighted a thought that serves as a link between these two books: “If peace is to be established, the primary requisite is to eradicate the causes of dissension between” people, because wars “thrive on these, especially on injustice.”