Not Peace But a Sword
Date:
June 18, 1961
Description:
June 18, 1961. Running time 50:51. Thurman explores the role of violence in community life from an historical perspective. Thurman cites Gasset's analysis of violence as acting on an ascending and descending scale. For Thurman, non-violent resistance requires resisting evil not with evil but with peace and love. Thurman considers the Freedom Rides of that summer the essence of non-violent resistance and the response of violent mobs the essence of a community seeking to deal with guilt.
Associated Personal Entities:
Schreiner, Olive, 1855-1920
Pilate, Pontius, 1st cent.
Ortega y Gasset, José, 1883-1955
Jesus Christ
Associated Subjects:
Violence
Grace (Theology)
Threats of violence
Nonviolence
Civil rights movement
Freedom Rides, 1961
Bible. N.T. Gospels