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Reconciliation of Peoples

Gregory Baum

Reconciliation of Peoples

Gregory Baum

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A collection of fourteen original essays documenting the role of the churches in promoting reconciliation in many different contexts.

- Publisher "Modern ethnic tension and conflict, fueled by poverty and despair, have led to a worldwide escalation of hostility among peoples. From Bosnia to Rwanda to Sri Lanka there seems to be no end to the list of countries in conflict - and the deep divisions along religious lines that become fuel for the fires. Ethnic conflict challenges peacemakers and, in particular, peacemakers in the churches. This collection of fifteen original essays reports on the efforts of church-based groups to foster reconciliation between former combatants in many different contexts." "The opening essay by Harold Wells explores biblical perspectives on forgiveness, reconciliation and grace. The essays on particular conflicts reflect upon actual efforts and achievements by Christian churches, organizations, and individuals to bring about reconciliation among former enemies. These conflicts include peoples divided (the Irish, the Koreans, the Rwandan/Burundians), peoples persecuted internally by their own ruling elite (the Chileans, the Fijians), peoples tragically deprived of land and home (the Palestinians), and peoples torn apart by war (the Germans, the Poles, the peoples of the Balkans). Reconciliation in these contexts is the only way for "two parties to rewrite their histories and enter upon a new path." The concluding essay by Gregory Baum reflects theologically on the meaning and demands of reconciliation, and why it is at times so difficult for churches to take on the role of mediator."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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A collection of fourteen original essays documenting the role of the churches in promoting reconciliation in many different contexts.
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"Modern ethnic tension and conflict, fueled by poverty and despair, have led to a worldwide escalation of hostility among peoples. From Bosnia to Rwanda to Sri Lanka there seems to be no end to the list of countries in conflict - and the deep divisions along religious lines that become fuel for the fires. Ethnic conflict challenges peacemakers and, in particular, peacemakers in the churches. This collection of fifteen original essays reports on the efforts of church-based groups to foster reconciliation between former combatants in many different contexts." "The opening essay by Harold Wells explores biblical perspectives on forgiveness, reconciliation and grace. The essays on particular conflicts reflect upon actual efforts and achievements by Christian churches, organizations, and individuals to bring about reconciliation among former enemies. These conflicts include peoples divided (the Irish, the Koreans, the Rwandan/Burundians), peoples persecuted internally by their own ruling elite (the Chileans, the Fijians), peoples tragically deprived of land and home (the Palestinians), and peoples torn apart by war (the Germans, the Poles, the peoples of the Balkans). Reconciliation in these contexts is the only way for "two parties to rewrite their histories and enter upon a new path." The concluding essay by Gregory Baum reflects theologically on the meaning and demands of reconciliation, and why it is at times so difficult for churches to take on the role of mediator."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Meet the Author

Gregory Baum

Gregory Baum is the author of many book including " Religion and Alienation " and " The Social Imperative". He has also taught in the Faculty of Religious Studies and Sociology at St. Michael\s College in the University of Toronto.'

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  • Catalogue Code 136158
  • Product Code 1570751072
  • EAN 9781570751073
  • Pages 220
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Orbis
  • Publication Date Feb 1997
  • Dimensions 233 x 152 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.295kg

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