and “reconciliation” in his Exclusion and Embrace. Written from 2 Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and. Book Review: Miroslav Volf, Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, Exclusion & Embrace has ratings and reviews. David said: Volf’s book needs to be read slowly for it is both profound and challenging. This book.

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This is theology and premise strongly antithetical to the global call of protectionism, a call to be the “disciples of the cruicified. His works are not a quick read, but full of wisdom and information for reflection. But even this first reading has proven quite profitable. The Christian scriptures attest that God does not abandon the godless to their evil, but gives of Godself to bring them into communion.

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Some of the content is necessary for proving the thesis while other aspects seem to be unnecessary. Nov 16, Eric rated it liked it. Nov 17, Bob rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book needs to be read far slower than I did and he uses pretty sophisticated theological vocab and models.


Lists with This Book. Exclusion and Embrace is not a book that should be approached lightly. Garrett added that, although addressed primarily to Christians, Volf’s theological statement opens itself to religious pluralism by upholding the importance of different volc and cultural traditions for the formation of personal and group identity.

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Not for the faint of heart, Volf presents a thesis that is radically different from popular thinking, in either liberal or conservative circles: I just wish it were easier to read. On the contrary, it presumes that it is essential to maintain the self’s boundaries and therefore pass judgmentbut suggests that these boundaries ought to be porous, so that the self, while not being obliterated, can make a journey with the other in reconciliation and mutual enrichment.

For perpetrators, the cross is not only something that they ‘receive’ – ie they don’t simply ‘benefit’ from the blessings of forgiveness – but it’s a call to live differently, and to pour out their life in repentance and sacrifice for others, as Jesus did. Exclusin, it is definitely not for everyone. Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism.

Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Finally, he deals with the thorny issue of violence, arguing that the crucified Jesus of the Gospels and the Lamb riding to victory on a white horse of Revelation are two sides of the same coin ch. Easily among the rxclusion best books I have ever read. Abingdon Press- Religion – pages. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Exclusiion cannot be forced; nor is embrace is limitless.


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He has published and edited nine books and over 60 scholarly articles, including his book Exclusion and Embrace, which won the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. A slow read but definitely worth it. It is simultaneously a timeless and timely examination of victims, perpetrators, justice, enmity, reconciliation and any other theme related to how we live with one another in this world.

Against a Pretentious Church: The Bible in the Contemporary World. Brilliantly researched, beautifully articulated, and deeply biblical, Volf’s book addresses issues of identity, gender, justice, truth, and violence in an Orthodox but never cloying lens.

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