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Dismantling the hells. Practicing the nonviolence of Jesus today

Publication date: 
October 2018

In the face of the hells created by violence, oppression, and repression, the victims of injustice seem to have no other alternative than fight (action-reaction) or flight (silent submission). This booklet explores the “third way” of Jesus, which goes far beyond those two options. This “third way” is the path of active non-violence, a path that requires great lucidity, creativity, faith, and constancy. It comes out of a long biblical tradition, and it acquires special meaning in the context of our present-day society. [In addition to the translation into Catalan and Spanish that you can find on this website, the text has been translated into German, which you can find at this link].


Jesuit with a degree in Biblical Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, with a thesis that compares the nonviolence of the Suffering Servant of Isaiah and that of Jesus of Nazareth. He is the author of Diàleg de sords? Pedagogia per reconciliar conflictes (Claret 2009). He also published in 2018 Dismantling the Hells. Practicing the Nonviolence of Jesus Today, the booklet 169 from the CJ Booklet series. He is a member of the Working Group on Christian Nonviolence, which has produced the pedagogical materials for nonviolent training of groups "Move nonviolence" , aimed at audiences of various ages and profiles.

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