In his Peaceable Kingdom, Hauerwas identifies peaceableness
as the cardinal characteristic of the church's narrative.
A view that believes there is an inherent "essence" of woman; those feminine values of nurturing, gentleness, peaceableness
The Piaroa Indians of Venezuela, he wrote, "are famous for their peaceableness
," but "they inhabit a cosmos of endless invisible war, in which wizards are engaged in fending off the attacks of insane, predatory gods and all deaths are caused by spiritual murder and have to be avenged by the magical massacre of whole (distant, unknown) communities" Many middle-class bloggers leading comfortable lives spend their spare time in a similar subterranean universe.
The author concludes that these texts portray sociopolitical transformation resulting "not in the abolition of oppression but in its redistribution, not in the end of thymotic striving but rather in its being coerced into pursuits other than those of war or wealth, and not in a peace that is equated with justice but in a peaceableness
that is enforced by the terrors of a most outrageous form of injustice" (26).
By 1790, in the wake of the defeat of the campaign to repeal the Test and Corporation Acts, she was showing a defensive pride in the reputation for vigorous discussion that seems more rational-critical than polite: "If, [she wrote in one pamphlet] by the continued peaceableness
of our demeanour, and the superior sobriety of our conversation, a sobriety for which we have not quite ceased to be distinguished; if, by our attentions to literature, and that ardent love of liberty which you are pretty ready to allow us, we deserve esteem, we shall enjoy it.
Waiting for peace means preparation for peaceableness
One of the major attitudinal obstacles to the acceptance of peaceableness
as a desirable social norm," Ms.
79) Of course, most Mennonites during most of their history have valued peaceableness
as a virtue in their relationship with the wider society, including its public officials, but, even after the persecution that resulted in flight from the world ceased to be a reality, the so-called Anabaptist Vision emphasized living apart from the world in "little Christendoms" where life lived according to the Sermon on the Mount could flourish.
The aggressive pathos and power of Picasso's Minotaurs are countered by a somewhat doddering peaceableness
and demonstrative naivety.
Still, people who live together have to be able to find a way to peaceableness
What unites the early Fathers in their writings is their depiction of a distinctly Christian lifestyle--a lifestyle that mirrors a clear and unmistakable bias toward peaceableness
as well as a vigilance that is heightened by the fear of idolatry.
as courage, magnanimity, or wisdom, give way to peaceableness