The Land of Unlikeness: Explorations into Reconciliation

The Land of Unlikeness: Explorations into Reconciliation

by David Stevens
     
 

ISBN-10: 1856074374

ISBN-13: 9781856074377

Pub. Date: 10/25/2004

Publisher: Columba Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856074377
Publisher:
Columba Press
Publication date:
10/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction7
Setting the Scene
What's Your Interest in This?
Reconciliation in a Contested Space
Dealing with the Past
Looking for a Way Out
The Religious and the Political
1.The Meaning of Reconciliation22
Introduction
Living Together in Difference
The Inter-related Dynamics of Forgiveness, Repentance, Truth and Justice
The Place Called Reconciliation
Revenge and Sacrifice
Reconciliation as a Set of Attitudes, Habits and Practices
Reconciliation as Creating and Sustaining Conversation
The Political Meaning of Reconciliation
Reconciliation and Transcendence
Reconciliation as Goal, Quest and Path
Reconciliation and Healing
In Conclusion
2.More about Forgiveness44
The Different Aspects of Forgiveness
Forgetting
Forgiveness is not Reconciliation
An Illustration: the Story of Ginn Fourie
Forgiveness and the Political
3.Theological Perspectives50
Meeting, Belonging and Embrace
A Christian Vision of Reconciliation
4.Reflections on Some Biblical Texts Relating to Reconciliation59
Cain and Abel--Genesis 4
The Story of Jacob and Esau--Genesis 30-33
The Story of Joseph and his Brothers--Genesis 37-50
Entertaining Strangers--Genesis 18
The Sacrifice of Isaac--Genesis 22: 1-19
The Parable of the Prodigal Son--Luke 15: 11-32
The Story of the Prodigal Son Revisited
Showing Acceptance--Luke 15: 3
Who is Really Blind?--John 9
Do You Want to be Healed?--John 5: 1-9
The Wounded Healer: the Risen Lord appears to Thomas--John 20: 19-29
Reconciliation Through the Common Enemy--Luke 23: 12
Finding Another Story: Encountering the Risen Lord on the Road to Emmaus--Luke 24:13-28
Truth and Reconciliation on the Damascus Road: The Conversion of Saul--Acts 9: 1-20
Reconciliation: A Step Beyond--Acts 10: 9-16
The Images of 'Stranger' and 'Alien'--Ephesians 2: 12-16
5.Churches and Reconciliation80
Introduction
The Janus Face of Religion
Transcendent Faith
Repentance
Other Challenges
6.Dealing with the Past92
Introduction
Memory
Grieving
Telling our Stories
Dealing with the Wounds
Forgiveness in Situations of Conflict
Repentance
Truth
Restitution
Punishment
Lustration
Other Dimensions of Justice
A Christian Account
In Conclusion
7.Trust and a Reconciled Society134
What is Required to Create Trust?
Belonging Together
A Reconciled Society and Issues of Symbolic Expression
Concluding Reflections138
Bibliography141
References and Notes143

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