The Gospel Places Peacemaking at the center of Christian identity. Over the centuries, however, churches have divided over
the role and place of the peacemaking imperative in their lives and teachings. This volume offers deep ecumenical discussion
of the relationship of the church to its peacemaking mission from the standpoints of history and the contemporary context.
Contributors representing ten major faith traditions -- Lois Y. Barrett, Alexander Brunett, Murray W. Dempster, Donald F.
Durnbaugh, John H. Erickson, Eric W. Gritsch, Jeffrey Gros, Paul Meyendorff, Lauree Hersch Meyer, Thomas H. Olbricht, Thomas
D. Paxson Jr., James F. Puglisi, John D. Rempel, Alan P. F. Sell, and Glen H. Stassen -- address this crucial topic from the
perspective of their own churches and explore paths that could lead to the reconciliation of existing differences.