The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa

The Journey of Reconciliation: Groaning for a New Creation in Africa

by Emmanuel Katongole

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ISBN-13: 9781626982505
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/14/2017
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 916,022
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Emmanuel Katongole is a Ugandan priest and theologian. Founder of the Center for Reconciliation at Duke University, he is now associate professor of theology and peace studies at Notre Dame. His many books include The Sacrifice of Africa: A Political Theology for Africa; Mirror to the Church: Resurrecting Faith after Genocide in Rwanda (with Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove); and Reconciling All Things: A Christian Vision for Justice, Peace and Healing (co-authored with Chris Rice).

Table of Contents

Introduction: On Discovering Reconciliation ix

Part I Reconciling All Things

1 The Gift of, and the Invitation into, Another World 3

2 Reconciling Justice: Transitional Justice, Radical Forgiveness, and the Reinvention of Nation-State Politics in Africa 16

3 The End of Words: Reconciliation in the Wake of Genocide in Rwanda 34

4 Reconciling Africae Munus: The Church in Africa in Service to Reconciliation, Justice, and Peace 45

Part II For the Life of the World: The Church as Sacrament of God's Reconciliation in the World

5 Parables of a "New We": Thinking Theologically about Christian Identity 65

6 On Learning to Betray One's People: The Gospel and a Culture of Peace in Africa 83

7 "Threatened with Resurrection": The Terrible Gift of Martyrs 104

Part III Improvising New Creation: On Being Ambassadors of Reconciliation in a Divided World

8 Archbishop John Baptist Odama and the Politics of Baptism in Northern Uganda 121

9 Archbishop Emmanuel Kataliko and the "Excess of Love" in Bukavu 137

10 A Blood Thicker Than the Blood of Tribalism: Maggy Barankitse's Maison Shalom 159

11 Field Hospital: The Compassion of Jo and Lyn Lusi in Eastern Congo 167

Index 183

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