“I read this courageous book in one sitting, cover to cover. I was personally challenged and felt, like Ranaghan, ‘an inconsistent advocate of non-violence’ in many regards. Blind Spot is a prophetic wake-up call for Christians of all denominations.”More“I read this courageous book in one sitting, cover to cover.
I was personally challenged and felt, like Ranaghan, ‘an inconsistent advocate of non-violence’ in many regards. Blind Spot is a prophetic wake-up call for Christians of all denominations.”P. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap., Preacher to the Papal Household“Drawing on her rich experience in the charismatic movement, Dorothy Ranaghan helps us see the difference the Holy Spirit can make for how we as a church can be an alternative to war.”Stanley Hauerwas, Professor of Theological Ethics at the Divinity School of Duke University“Blind Spot is a remarkable book – well-written and totally engaging.
I thought I’d already given ample thought to the teaching of the Church on war and violence. But, Ranaghan tackles this complex subject in a straightforward and thought-provoking way which brought me face to face with my superficial understanding of war and Christian identity.”Charles Whitehead, Past Chairman, National Service Committee for the Charismatic Renewal in England“In this well-researched and well-reasoned book, Dorothy Ranaghan challenges us and offers healing for a major blind spot in our contemporary understanding of the teachings of the church and Scripture on war and violence.”Bert Ghezzi, author of Voices of the Saints: A 365-Day Journey With Our Spiritual CompanionsABOUT THE AUTHORDorothy Ranaghan is the author of several books and writes for various Christian magazines.
She co-authored Catholic Pentecostals, the first book detailing the history of this renewal movement and articulating its theological implications. Dorothy holds an MA in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and was a founding member of the People of Praise, a charismatic, ecumenical Christian covenant community.