Patrick Mason & David Pulsipher
FRI, FEB, 4 2022 | 7:30-9:00 pm MST
How can the distinctive principles within the Restoration and Christian tradition help us personally renounce violence and proclaim peace?
GATHERING VIA ZOOM
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Conflict is inevitable, but how we engage it is a choice. David Pulsipher and Patrick Mason’s new book, Proclaim Peace: The Restoration’s Answer to an Age of Conflict, does a deep dive into Restoration scripture to pull out principles for how Latter-day Saints can faithfully and constructively engage conflict—in their interpersonal relationships, communities, and the larger world. The underlying principle is to respond to the call of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, whose life, teachings, and atonement all point us toward the pursuit of nonviolent love—a power which can literally transform the world.
Patrick Mason holds the Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University, where he is an associate professor of religious studies and history. He earned his BA in History from Brigham Young University and his PhD in U.S. History from the University of Notre Dame with an emphasis on American religious history. He is the author or editor of several books, including Planted and Restoration. Patrick is widely cited by local, national, and international media as an authority on Mormon history, culture, and theology. Along with his wife Melissa, he generally fails to keep the peace among his four children.
David Pulsipher is a faculty member at Brigham Young University-Idaho in the department of History, Geography, and Political Science, where he teaches courses on citizenship, civil discourse, peace-building, and nonviolence. He joined the faculty of (then) Ricks College in 1997 and during the 2007-2008 academic year was a visiting lecturer and Fulbright scholar at Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India. His research focuses on the intersections of LDS history/theology with just war, peace, and nonviolence traditions.
He and his wife Dawn are the parents of six children and grandparents of one.
EXPLORE BEFORE WE MEET:
- Martin Luther King Jr., Why We Can’t Wait
- Jean Zaru, Occupied with Nonviolence
- John Howard Yoder, The Politics of Jesus
- Walter Wink, The Powers That Be
- Walter Wink video: Nonviolence for the Violent
- Eugene England, Making Peace (Free online thanks to Signature Books)
- Patrick Mason, Proclaim Peace: A Restoration Approach for Times of Contention
(I purchased the Kindle version since I couldn’t put my hands on a physical book.)
- Shankar Vedantam of Hidden Brain Podcast speaks about nonviolence
- The film Gandhi
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