Hospitable God-The Transformative Dreamby George Newlands, Allen Smith
Pub. Date: 03/01/2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Exploring the hospitality of God, and its implications for human thought and action, this book examines the concepts of hospitality as cognitive tools for reframing our thinking about God, divine action, and human response in discipleship. Hospitality is imagined as an interactive symbol, changing perspectives and encouraging stable environments of compassionate construction in society. Human rights are of crucial importance to the wellbeing of the people of our planet. But there is a sense in which they will always be an emergency measure, a response to evils as they are happening. The authors argue that a hospitable comparative theology reaches out to bring Christian hospitality into the dialogue of world religions and cultures. It will respect the identity of particular groups and yet will strive for a cosmopolitan sharing of common values. It will respect tradition but also openness to reform and re-imagining. It will encourage convergence and development in a fluid stream of committed hospitalities.
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Table of ContentsContents: Preface; Part I God the Hospitable: God the hospitable in Christian thought and action; The hospitality tradition in religion, society and culture; The inhospitable, the indifferent, and the faith traditions; Postmodern hospitality/ postmodern faith: grace, gift and generosity. Part II Reframing Faith in the Hospitable God: Unwrapping the gift; Convergent hospitalities - hospitable community; Hospitable church;The God of transformative hospitality - reality and dream; Appendix; Bibliography; Index.
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