Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healingby Emmanuel Katongole, Chris Rice
Conflict resolution and peacemaking are not enough. What makes real reconciliation possible? Emmanuel Katongole and Chris Rice work from their experiences in Uganda and Mississippi to recover distinctively Christian practices that will help the church be both a sign and an agent of God's reconciling love in the fragmented world of the twenty-first century.
This book inaugurates the Resources for Reconciliation series, a joint venture of the publisher and Duke Divinity Schoola's Center for Reconciliation. The two authors, codirectors of the center, bring perspectives that pair perfectly: Catholic and evangelical Protestant, African and American, academic and practitioner, ordained and lay. Each also brings powerful life experience in confronting oppression and injustice: Katongole grew up under Ugandan dictator Idi Amin and lived near the Rwandan genocide. After growing up a missionary kid in South Korea, Rice worked for 17 years in an urban ministry in Jackson, Miss. Against a background of difference, the two argue for a vision of reconciliation that is neither trendy nor pragmatically diplomatic, neither cheaply inclusive nor heedless of the past. The reconciliation they explain and hold out hope for is distinctively Christian: a God-ordained transformation of the consequences of the fall into the new creation spoken about by the apostle Paul. Deeply theological, this short book needs slow reading by anyone interested in harnessing the power of the spirit for social change. (Nov.)Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Meet the Author
Emmanuel Katongole (Ph.D., Catholic University of Louvain) is associate professor of theology and world Christianity at Duke Divinity School. He grew up in Uganda, was ordained a Catholic priest of Kampala diocese, and taught philosophy and ethics at the Uganda National Seminary.
He now teaches on the face of Jesus in Africa, the Rwanda genocide, politics, violence and theology, and AIDS and other social challenges. He is the author and editor of several books, including A Future for Africa and African Theology Today. Katongole and Chris Rice are founding codirectors of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School.
Chris Rice (DMin, Duke Divinity School) is the Duke Divinity School Senior Fellow for Northeast Asia. He and his wife, Donna, serve with the Mennonite Central Committee as MCC Country Representatives for Northeast Asia. They are based in Chuncheon, South Korea.
He previously served as founder and codirector of the Duke Divinity School Center for Reconciliation from 2005 to 2014. He grew up in South Korea, where his parents were Presbyterian missionaries. He also spent many years living and working in Jackson, Mississippi, with Voice of Calvary Ministries. He was managing editor of Urban Family magazine, cofounder of Reconcilers Fellowship and convener of the Issue Group on Reconciliation at the 2004 Lausanne Forum on World Evangelization. He serves as chair of the Lausanne Special Interest Committee on Reconciliation and the leadership team of the Global Network for Reconciliation.
He has written for such magazines as Sojourners, Christianity Today and Christian Century, and is author of Grace Matters, coauthor (with Spencer Perkins) of More Than Equals and coauthor (with Emmanuel Katongole) of Reconciling All Things.
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