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Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Moral Courage
Motives and Designs for Ministry in a Troubled World
POD; Published: 4/22/2004
ISBN: 978-0-8028-2774-6
Price: $ 27.50
264 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6 x 9
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This is a print on demand book and is therefore non- returnable.

This series contributes to the growing discipline of practical theology by providing frontline scholarship on major topics in the field, with an emphasis on the emerging international discussion. Written by expert scholars known worldwide, these volumes will be of interest to pastors, students of theology, and those working in the allied fields of sociology, psychology, cultural studies, social work, and medicine.

According to the authors of this powerfully reasoned book, only a serious commitment to the Christian ideas of forgiveness and reconciliation can meet the needs of today's troubled world — and the church must take the lead in this process. Partly a survey of existing attitudes and partly a how-to manual for developing an active "public" church, this book highlights the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation in both congregational life and society, and it traces out the intricacies of making them happen. After discussing common views of human nature and exploring the concepts of forgiveness and reconciliation as found in Scripture and church tradition, Robert Browning and Roy Reed put forth an innovative four-pronged approach integrating recent scientific studies of forgiveness with bold, theologically grounded ministry proposals.
AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS
Academy of Parish Clergy, Top Ten Books of the Year (2005)
REVIEWS
Richard A. Burnett
"Digested as a whole or used for its summaries of several forgiveness/reconciliation traditions and approaches, this wise book has the capacity to work in readers what its practices have worked in countless people through the ages. Today, more than ever, we desire and need the sort of analysis, counsel, and prophetic insights offered by these two esteemed guides. After reading this book, you will forgive (and understand forgiveness) with deeper compassion, biblical and theological awareness, and moral imagination."
Norma Cook Everist
"Bringing years of professional expertise to their passionate concern about the need for forgiveness and reconciliation in a world crying for healing, Robert Browning and Roy Reed offer a wide span of sound academic grounding and a wealth of encouraging examples and resources. This book of theirs is broadly ecumenical and helpfully specific."

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