This book, rooted in the disciplines of theology and peace studies, reflects with and on war-affected communities in Colombia about transitioning from violence to peace. It argues that much that is significant for peace- building in situations of war escapes the notice of governments, human rights organizations, and academics because it is accomplished through a kind of agency they do not recognize. This book names that agency as constructive agency under duress and demonstrates its significance for peacebuilding by reflecting on a form that the author has seen operating in Colombia over nearly two decades.
Table of Contents
1 The making of duress
2 Agents under duress and the frayed edges of human rights and post-structuralist alternatives
3 Now time
4 Gradual time
5 State of change: Pauline principalities and powers as a model for a political theology of peacebuilding
6 A nonviolent political theology of peacebuilding
Janna L. Hunter-Bowman is Assistant Professor of Peace Studies and Christian Social Ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, USA.