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"No book could be more timely . . . . Schreiter asks whether the Christian community is equipped to work its mission, bringing together 'the scattered children of God.'"--J.G. Donders
This rare combination of spiritualty and theology uncovers layers of forgotten meaning of the term "reconciliation" and what it mans for the mission and ministry of the church. In exploring the spiritual and political paradoxes that inform the Christian's vocation to peacemaking Robert Schreiter finds the ultimate paradox in the Pauling notion that accords prioirty to the gracious, but secret, action of God in working to overcome the enmity between human persons in the cross of Christ--which becomes for the peacemaker a the symbol of deeper processes where discord is vanquished.
Robert J. Schreiter (1947-2021) was a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He published many books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation, including The New Catholicity, Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order, and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies (all from Orbis). He also edited African Faces of Jesus and Mission in the Third Millennium and co-edited Peacebuilding (with R. Scott Appleby and Gerard F. Powers). A past president of both the American Society of Missiology and of the Catholic Theological Society of America, Father Schreiter also served as dean of the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago.
The well-known biblical storyteller turns to the significance of the sacraments and the way they draw Christians together to pray and act as Jesus taught.
A discussion of pluralist theology in terms of human salvation.
Recounts the lives and sacrifices of Maryknoll sisters Ita Ford and Maura Clark, killed by Salvadoran soldiers, and Carla Piette, drowned while working with the poor that she loved.
In a new rendering of the traditional meditation on Jeus' last words, Franciscan Michael Crosby brings out their to our lives today.
Locates resources for Black theology from the slave narratives to the novels of Toni Morrison.
Essays by the Salvadoran Jesuit show how to imbue praxis with spirituality.
Reveals the liberative themes of both sacred and secular songs of the African American community.
A Korean theologian offers new views of christology, mariology, and more.
Textbook adapted from 'Mysterium Liberationis' highlights core themes of the theology of liberation through the writings of key theologians.
Scholarly and stimulating look at the importance of the Bible for Blacks and of Blacks in the Bible. "Lucidly written with profound messages . . ."--Black Issues in Higher Education
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