A Spacious Heart: Essays on Identity and Belonging

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Gracewing Publishing, 1997 - Religion - 71 pages
This book explores key aspects of the problem of diverse group identities, offering preliminary exegetical and theological perspectives on the encounter with "others." The "politics of difference, " the resurgence of ethnic and cultural conflicts in the non-Western world, and the clash between modern technological and traditional cultures place new challenges before Christian theology. "Our book, " the authors explain, "is a call to open ourselves to the Spirit of God, the Spirit of mercy, justice, and truth, and help heal our world by embracing others as we remain true to ourselves."

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Gundry Volf is Assistant professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA.

Miroslav Volf is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and Director of the Yale Center for Faith & Culture. He has published and edited nine books and over 60 scholarly articles, including his book Exclusion and Embrace, which won the 2002 Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Professor Volf is the founding Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. His books include Allah: A Christian Response (2011); Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving in a Culture Stripped of Grace (2006), which was the Archbishop of Canterbury Lenten book for 2006; Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (1996), a winner of the 2002 Grawemeyer Award; and After Our Likeness: The Church as the Image of the Trinity (1998), winner of the Christianity Today book award. A member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia, Professor Volf has been involved in international ecumenical dialogues (for instance, with the Vatican¿s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity) and interfaith dialogues (on the executive board of C-1 World Dialogue), and is active participant in the Global Agenda Council on Values of the World Economic Forum. A native of Croatia, he regularly teaches and lectures in Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, and across North America. Professor Volf is a fellow of Berkeley College.

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