Reconciliation / Edition 1

Reconciliation / Edition 1

by John W. De Gruchy
     
 

Whether born in the Mideast, Africa, Asia, or brought home to the streets of America, violent hatreds often threaten to swamp the minimal cooperation needed to foster life and health. Does Christianity have anything besides warmed-over pieties to offer a world torn by estrangement, alienation, and violently opposed worldviews?

In this signal contribution to public

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Overview

Whether born in the Mideast, Africa, Asia, or brought home to the streets of America, violent hatreds often threaten to swamp the minimal cooperation needed to foster life and health. Does Christianity have anything besides warmed-over pieties to offer a world torn by estrangement, alienation, and violently opposed worldviews?

In this signal contribution to public theology, John de Gruchy, an internationally esteemed political theologian, emphatically affirms the possibility and necessity of reconciliation. For Christians, he says, reconciliation is the center and perennial test of their faith. De Gruchy expands reconciliation's relevance beyond personal piety and ecclesial harmony to encompass group relations, politics, and even the environment. In all cases, he argues, it involves the restoration of justice. Forged in the recent experience of South Africa, his work delineates the political and ecclesial significance of reconciliation and shows its importance for interreligious relations, addressing victimization, and international peace. Reconciliation will be welcomed by all whose faith leads them to help alleviate the world's mounting agonies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800636005
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/05/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
953,633
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. 1Discourse
1How Dare We Speak of Reconciliation?10
2Reconciliation in Christian Tradition44
Pt. 2Agency
3Reconciliation Embodied79
4Reconciliation and the Household of Abraham113
Pt. 3Process and Goal
5The Art of Reconciliation147
6Covenanting together to Restore Justice181
Notes214
Select Bibliography240
Index243

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