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Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Courage : Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World :  Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World - Robert L. Browning

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Courage : Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World

Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World

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According to the authors of this powerfully reasoned book, only a serious commitment to the Christian ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation can meet the needs of today's troubled world -- and the church must take the lead in this process.

Partly a survey of existing attitudes and partly a how-to manual for the development of an active, public church, this book highlights the importance of forgiveness in both congregational life and society, and it traces out the intricacies of making it happen. After discussing common views of human nature and exploring the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation as found in Scripture and throughout church history, the authors introduce a four-pronged approach to fostering forgiveness that includes education, community involvement, political advocacy, and strategies for developing the moral courage required to confront secular society.

Bold and constructive, this book offers a powerful vision of the relation of Christianity and culture.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
What People Are Really Thinking: A Survey of Four Churchesp. 19
Are Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Courage Really Possible? (The Nature of Human Nature)p. 48
Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Bible: The Relation of Justice and Mercyp. 75
A Brief History of Transgression and Reconciliation among Christiansp. 99
Forgiveness and Reconciliation through Moral Development in Families, Churches, Schools, and Communitiesp. 124
A Four-Pronged Approach to Increasing Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Couragep. 146
Moral and Spiritual Education Linked to Sacramental/Liturgical Lifep. 175
Dealing with Moral Failure: Forgiveness and Reconciliation in Christian Worshipp. 204
Epiloguep. 222
Survey of Attitudes concerning Confession, Forgiveness, and Reconciliationp. 225
Facilitator's Guide, Reconciliation Workshopp. 233
Psychological Variables That May Be Involved When We Forgivep. 237
Indexp. 239
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ISBN: 9780802827746
ISBN-10: 0802827748
Series: Studies in Practical Theology
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: April 2004
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.39