Radical Reconciliation Paperback

Beyond Political Pietism and Christian Quietism

by Allan Boesak; Curtiss Paul DeYoung;

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Radical Reconciliation

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This book calls for reconciliation in society that is radical, that goes to the roots. Too many initiatives for reconciliation, fail to remove the weeds of injustice at the roots, and thus stop short of completing the work required. Such political arrangements usually favor the rich and powerful, but deprive the powerless of justice and dignity. This is a form of "political pietism," and when Christians refuse to name this situation for what it is, they are practicing "Christian quietism." True reconciliation is radical.

In this book the authors a South African prominent in the struggle against apartheid, and a white U.S. theologian who has served in pastoral roles in multi-racial congregations offer a vision of reconciliation and social justice grounded in the biblical story and their own experience of activism. After re-examining the meaning of reconciliation in the biblical context, the authors examine Jesus' role as a radical reconciler and prophet of social justice. They go on to examine the role of reconciliation in religious communities and in the wider society.

Radical Reconciliation by Allan Boesak; Curtiss Paul DeYoung was published by Orbis Books in August 2012 and is our 56866th best seller. The ISBN for Radical Reconciliation is 9781570759765.

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Details for Radical Reconciliation

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherOrbis Books (August 2012)
Number of Pages208
Thickness13 mm
Height206 mm
Width137 mm
Product Code4037707
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