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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Huebner – – Modern Theology 24 3: The reason is simple: Logically sound, insightful, and thought provoking. It is all these things and more. Poetic Ethics in Proverbs. What Volf has to say is well thought out, and the subject matter is such good stuff!

Jan 18, Daunavan Buyer rated it really liked it Shelves: By declaring I am not like youexclision define ourselves by what we are not, clustering around those who are like us and reviling those who are not. Volf puts forth exclusion of the other as the problem ch. By declaring I am not like youwe define ourselves by Exclusion and Embrace was one of the most challenging books I’ve read because it was so dense.

Increasingly we see that exclusion has become the primary sin, skewing our perceptions of reality and causing us to react out of fear and anger to all those who are not mebrace our ever-narrowing circle. This often then leads to violence.

I do think that if the book were written now, he might have to ask harder questions about the relationship between justice and love, between embrace and power. The Coming of Lilith. But costly acts of “nonretaliation become a seed from which the fragile fruit of Pentecostal peace grows–a peace between people from different cultural spaces gatherined in one place who understand each other’s language and share in each other’s goods Volf, p.

End of Apologetics, The. Most proposed solutions to the problem of exclusion have focused on social arrangements–what kind of society ought we to create in order to accommodate individual or communal difference?


It is not something that goes up or down based on your performance. Volf movingly illustrates the nature of embrace in the parable of the prodigal.

Miroslav Volf Quotes (Author of Exclusion & Embrace)

Theologian Miroslav Volf’s is also a Croatian whose theology and faith differed from that of the predominant religion of his culture.

Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Theological Context: If you dare This is one of the best books ever. Dec 23, Jonathan Light rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

Some of their features are reminiscent of the God of Embrwce Christ. Remembering Rightly in a Violent World. Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

The ghettos and battlefields throughout the world–in the living rooms, in inner cities, or on the mountain rxclusion indisputably to wxclusion importance.

Chi ama i libri sceglie Eexclusion e inMondadori. Jun 22, Lesa rated it really liked it. God, Revelation and Authority Set of 6. Tim Keller on this book: Published in the mid 90s, the publisher describes the book as follows: Still in print and available 22 years later from Abingdon PressI felt Volf’s wrestling exclusionn questions of identity and the possibility of embrace spoke to our own period, if only because in the age of Trump we seem to be wrestling more starkly, and perhaps more helplessly, with the questions that drive Volf’s reflections.

Five Views on Apologetics. He helps us to imagine new possibilities for living against violence, injustice, and deception.

Exclusion & Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

Unfortunately it also limits the audience. Confessing Christ for Church and World. Although I don’t think there is an official genre know as the re-review, I think there probably ought to be. In addressing the topic, Volf stresses the social implications of divine self-giving. 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.


It is surely the case that 20 years later we are no closer to the beloved community that embrace would supposedly make possible than we were when Volf wrote this very good and important book.

The solution to this is to embrace, which does not pretend evil does not exist but seeks to model God’s embrace of hostile humanity by embracing the Volf’s book needs to be read slowly for it is both profound and challenging. And it’s an important read for anyone who wonders if reconciliation and justice are possible on this planet.

A Covenant of Creatures. This is theology and premise strongly antithetical to the global call of protectionism, a call to be the “disciples of the cruicified. The Creation of History in Ancient Israel.

Oxford University Press, But no one can be in the presence of the God of the crucified Messiah for long without overcoming this double exclusion — without transposing the enemy from the sphere of the monstrous… into the sphere of shared humanity and herself from the sphere of proud innocence into the sphere of common sinfulness.

This is one of the best books ever. In fact, it was only in the last eleven pages i found myself remotely disappointed.

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