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Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2019

Reconciliation

The Archbishop of Canterbury's Lent Book 2019

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£9.99

Publisher: SPCK Publishing
ISBN: 9780281080083
Published: 20/12/2018

'Swamy reminds us constantly that true reconciliation is a journey into otherness' JUSTIN WELBY

Global in scope, but homing in on the role ordinary people play in conflict and division, Reconciliation enables Christians to engage confidently in a ministry bequeathed to us by Christ himself.

The book issues a vibrant call to the church to support and strengthen relationships amongst church members; to cross borders to build connections with different denominations, and to maintain open attitudes towards our neighbours from other religions and ideologies.

Forty biblically-based meditations introduce topics such as Impediments to reconciliation, risking the self, humility and self-criticism, radical openness to the other andpeace with justice. Questions for reflection are included, making Reconciliationsuitable for use at weekly gatherings or for everyday devotion during Lent.

'A thoroughly biblical guide to reconciliation - its passions and problems, its complexity and utter cruciality. Dr Swamy offers new angles on old stories, prophetic messages, and a gospel wisdom on becoming people of peace.'
PROFESSOR DAVID F. FORD, University of Cambridge

Muthuraj Swamy

Dr Muthuraj Swamy was awarded a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh for his doctorate on the theme of Interrogating Interreligious Dialogue. He is currently Director of The Cambridge Centre for Christianity Worldwide, and was previously the Dean of Faculty of Theology in the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India, where he taught in the fields of Religion and Theology. He is a Visiting Fellow at St. John's College, Durham University, and Visiting Professor at the Institute of Advanced Christians Studies (IACS) of the Madras Christian College, Chennai, the South Asian Institute for Advanced Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore, and The Association for Theological Education by Extension (TAFTEE), Bangalore. Muthuraj has also been involved with interreligious organizations in India for several years, promoting national dialogue and peace building programs. At present, he is occupied with various publication activities as the General Editor of the Mission Theology in the Anglican Communion series to be published by SPCK, and editor of three pre-Lambeth Conference 2020 volumes on Reconciliation, Witness and Prayer.

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