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This meditation, an excerpt from Be Still!, reflects on Hiroshima in the greater light of the Rev. Dr. Kosuke Koyama, the Japanese peacemaking theologian to whom the collection of essays is dedicated.
Kosuke (pronounced ‘KO-soo-kay’) Koyama was 15 years old when it happened, and was baptized during the firebombing of Tokyo.
The horror of the bombings led him to see something else about us: the sin of exceptionalism that knows no limits.
His last published book — Theology and Violence: Towards A Theology of Nonviolent Love — awaits translation into English from the original Japanese. We wait on bended knee.
- Gordon C. Stewart, Chaska, MN, August 5, 2017.