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Exclusion & Embrace

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Publisher Comments:

Named among the "100 best books of the 20th century" by Christianity Today magazine, this volume was the 2002 Grawemeyer Award in Religion recipient.

Synopsis:

Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-327) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780687002825
Author:
Volf, Miroslav
Publisher:
Abingdon Press
Location:
Nashville :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Bible - Commentaries - New Testament
Subject:
Ethics
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Commentaries
Subject:
Identification
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Reconciliation
Subject:
Identification (religion)
Subject:
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Ethics
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ethics
Subject:
Reconciliation -- Religious aspects.
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
Christianity-Theology and Ethics
Copyright:
Series Volume:
no. 226
Publication Date:
19961231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.99x6.04x.82 in. .99 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not within our (ever-narrowing) circle. In light of this, Christians must learn that salvation comes, not only as we are reconciled to God, and not only as we "learn to live with one another", but as we take the dangerous and costly step of opening ourselves to the other, of enfolding him or her in the same embrace with which we have been enfolded by God.
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