Reviewed by Stephen Taylor.
The Rev. John Dear is no newcomer to the world of peace and justice. Many times in his life he has been arrested, mistreated, made fun of, and generally had a hard time because he does take a personal stand, based on faith in Jesus Christ, against what in this fine book he calls the culture of death.
We are not simply talking about abortion but about war, poverty, the entire structure that keeps us as passive participants in the culture of death. Our nation faces a nuclear standoff with Iran, and if anything qualifies as a culture of death, that situation is one.