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. . . will provide insight for ministry for many years!
Trinity Seminary Review
This book is a great resource that surveys the biblical, theological, historical, and liturgical understanding of repentance and penitential practices in the extended Christian community.
Catholic Library World
Readers will want to get Repentance In Christian Theology and read it before the next Lent and then reread it again during Lent. In every reading, the 18 chapters will offer a plethora of ideas for homilies on repentance during Lent and for other seasons of the liturgical year.
. . . a wonderful resource for further reflection on the Christian faith life, both in the academy and in the churches.
. . . created to be a major resource for the interpretation, theology and practice of communal and individual penance. Each chapter begins with the examination of a particular aspect of the theme. Implications of that aspect to the overall theme are given along with a list of further readings and interpretive reflections by the assembly on the results of the project.
With wayward politicians and movie starts continually giving lip service to repentance when their embarrassments and sometimes crimes are discovered, the theologians and professors of religion of the 18 collected articles bring readers back to the fundamentals of genuine repentance. Repentance has always had a central place especially in Christianity.
Midwest Book Review
This is a welcome collaboration! It pulls together an impressive assemblage of scholars, representing an unusually rich array of traditions and commitments. It focuses on what is surely one of the most central concerns of Christian faith: the character of human response to the gracious initiative of God. If these were its only major features, this would already make for an exceptional volume. There is more. The origins and format of this collaboration are such that we also have before us and important contribution to our efforts at uniting what has for so long been divided: biblical studies, theological studies, and the practices of the church.
Joel B. Green, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament Interpretation Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Asbury Theological Seminary
Repentance is a theme that is both essential to Christian faith and practice and of renewed interest in academic studies. This book represents a hopeful conjunction of serious disciplinary analysis and broad theological reflection. The contributors create an interdisciplinary, ecumenical, and multicultural forum, offering a model for generous scholarly exchange that engages the realities and concerns of the contemporary church.
Katherine M. Hayes, Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, New York