How Long, O Lord?: The Challenge and Promise of Reconciliation and Peace

How Long, O Lord?: The Challenge and Promise of Reconciliation and Peace

by Athena E. Gorospe, Charles R. Ringma

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The task of reconciliation with God, ourselves and others is an integral element of the mission of God that has been entrusted to his people and leads us to be peacemakers in our societies. Dealing with the grand vision of peace and reconciliation, this book unlocks the biblical story of reconciliation and challenges churches to widen their scope of mission and become a healing and restorative community. With a particular focus on case studies from the Philippines, this book gives insight on the work of reconciliation in different parts of the world. Dealing with themes such as repentance, forgiveness, partnership, and multiculturalism, How Long, O Lord? offers a thorough, academic investigation of the ministry of reconciliation that will be useful for pastors, counsellors, and scholars in various contexts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783684946
Publisher: Langham Creative Projects
Publication date: 01/31/2019
Series: ATS Theological Forum Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 767 KB

About the Author

Athena E. Gorospe, PhD, is the PHD Program Director and Associate Professor at the Asian Theological Seminary, Manila, Philippines, and specializes in Old Testament Narrative Ethics. She has published scholarly articles tackling various social issues from a biblical perspective.

Charles R. Ringma, PhD, is Professor Emeritus of Mission and Evangelism at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, and Honorary Research Associate Professor at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Previously, Charles spent several decades in urban missions and as a researcher in social sciences.

Table of Contents

    1. List of Abbreviations
    2. List of Figures and Tables
    3. List of Photos
    4. Foreword by Timoteo D. Gener
    5. Foreword by Aldrin M. Peñamora
    6. Introduction: “How Long, O Lord?” The Challenge and Promise of Reconciliation and Peace

  1. Section I. Biblical Perspectives
    1. 1. “Righteousness and Peace Kiss One Another” (Ps 85:10): Biblical Perspectives on Peace and Reconciliation – Christopher J. H. Wright
    2. 2. “What’s Your Name?” Biblical Perspectives on Memory and Reconciliation – Takamitsu Muraoka
    3. 3. God in the Face of the Other: A Biblical Model for Resolving Conflicts (Genesis 32–33) – Alvin M. Molito

  2. Section II. The Ways of Peace
    1. 4. Issues in Israeli and Palestinian Reconciliation Encounters – Salim J. Munayer
    2. 5. Peacebuilding from Below in a Multicultural Setting: A Case Study of a Space for Peace and Its Challenges to the Evangelical Faith Community – Fermin P. Manalo Jr.
    3. 6. Moses, the Datu, and the Prince of Peace: Sources and Synergies for Filipino Leadership – Jeremy Simons

  3. Section III. Healing and Forgiveness
    1. 7. Telling a Different Story: Rwandans Learn to Forgive After Genocide – John Steward
    2. 8. Healing the Trauma of War and Internal Displacement: Exploring the Nexus of Trauma Healing and Reconciliation – Annabel M. Manalo
    3. 9. Family Reconciliation among Survivors of Incest and Abandonment: A Case Study in Accompaniment – Tricia Mazo

  4. Section IV. Liturgical and Cultural Resources
    1. 10. Franciscan Peacemaking: Making Connections with the Wider Christian Tradition – Charles Ringma
    2. 11. Kapayapaan at Pagbasa ng “Pasyong Mahal”: Pagtuklas sa Ugnayan – Ronaldo H. Magpayo
    3. 12. The Aestheticization of Violence and the Poetics of Peace – John Robert Rances

  5. Section V. Partnership and Cooperation
    1. 13. Missional Engagement for Reconciliation: Local Church Builds Relationships with a Muslim Community – Glicerio M. Manzano, Jr.
    2. 14. The Philippine Bible Society and Interconfessional Bible Translation: An Avenue for Dialogue and Cooperation in the Filipino Christian Church – Christine Joy N. Martinez and Leizl S. Ocampo

  6. Bibliography
  7. About the Editors and Contributors

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