Faces of Forgiveness

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Baker Academic #ad - While forgiveness has historically been regarded as a religious concern, it has also become a popular topic in contemporary psychology. The authors argue that forgiveness should take a central role in our understanding of salvation because it is warranted by the Bible and engages our postmodern context.

Pastors, family counselors, psychologists, and students of psychology and theology will find The Faces of Forgiveness a helpful resource. The faces of forgiveness, winner of the Narramore Award from the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, steps in to fill this void. The authors fuse christian forgiveness and psychology with the unifying motif of the face; thereby building on the considerable psychological research linking emotions related to forgiveness with the human face.

Faces of Forgiveness #ad - Unfortunately, there has been little effort to combine a Christian understanding of forgiveness with psychology. Used book in Good Condition. At a deeper level, the face can serve as a metaphor for integrating forgiveness, wholeness, and salvation.

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness Newly Expanded Paperback Edition

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Schocken #ad - Their responses, as varied as their experiences of the world, remind us that Wiesenthal's questions are not limited to events of the past. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal said nothing. But even years after the way had ended, he wondered: Had he done the right thing? What would you have done in his place?In this important book, fifty-three distinguished men and women respond to Wiesenthal's questions.

. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. They are theologians, and victims of attempted genocides in Bosnia, psychiatrists, human rights activists, political leaders, jurists, Cambodia, writers, Holocaust survivors, China and Tibet.

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness Newly Expanded Paperback Edition #ad - A holocaust survivor's surprising and thought-provoking study of forgiveness,  justice, featuring contributions from the Dalai Lama,  Primo Levi, Cynthia Ozick, compassion, and human responsibility, Harry Wu, and more. While imprisoned in a nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS.

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The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World

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HarperOne #ad - But it is only through walking this fourfold path that Tutu says we can free ourselves of the endless and unyielding cycle of pain and retribution. After much reflection on the process of forgiveness, tutu has seen that there are four important steps to healing: Admitting the wrong and acknowledging the harm; Telling one's story and witnessing the anguish; Asking for forgiveness and granting forgiveness; and renewing or releasing the relationship.

If you asked anyone what they thought was going to happen to South Africa after apartheid, almost universally it was predicted that the country would be devastated by a comprehensive bloodbath. Sometimes it even feels like an impossible task. The book of forgiving is both a touchstone and a tool, offering Tutu's wise advice and showing the way to experience forgiveness.

Schocken Books Inc. Ultimately, forgiving is the only means we have to heal ourselves and our aching world. Yet, instead of revenge and retribution, this new nation chose to tread the difficult path of confession, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Each of us has a deep need to forgive and to be forgiven. Forgiveness is hard work.

The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World #ad - Archbishop desmond tutu, nobel peace prize winner, and chair of south africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, along with his daughter, the Reverend Mpho Tutu, Chair of The Elders, offer a manual on the art of forgiveness—helping us to realize that we are all capable of healing and transformation.

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

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Abingdon Press #ad - Abingdon Press. Reaching back to the new testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. HarperOne. Schocken Books Inc.

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The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World

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Eerdmans Pub Co #ad - But miroslav volf here proposes the radical idea that letting go of such memories - after a certain point and under certain conditions - may actually be the appropriate course of action. Volfs personal stories of persecution offer a compelling backdrop for his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity.

Controversial, thoughtful, and incisively reasoned, The End of Memory begins a conversation hard to ignore. Can one forget atrocities? should one forgive abusers? ought we not hope for the final reconciliation of all the wronged and all wrongdoers alike, even if it means spending eternity with perpetrators of evil? We live in an age when it is generally accepted that past wrongs - genocides, terrorist attacks, bald personal injustices - should be constantly remembered.

The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World #ad - Schocken Books Inc. He argues that remembering rightly has implications not only for the individual but also for the wrongdoer and for the larger community. Abingdon Press. In this way, the just sword of memory often severs the very good it seeks to defend. HarperOne. While agreeing with the claim that to remember a wrongdoing is to struggle against it, Volf notes that there are too many ways to remember wrongly, perpetuating the evil committed rather than guarding against it.

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The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response

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Fortress Press #ad - Abingdon Press. HarperOne. Schocken Books Inc. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress since 1995 but also where women remain at unchanged or even greater risk of violence. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses.

In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time.

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Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics Cascade Companions

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Cascade Books #ad - Thoroughly grounded in queer theory as well as in Christian theology, sex, maybe, and death, as these are where queerness and Christianity find and, Queer Theology grapples with the fundamental challenges of the body, lose each other. Schocken Books Inc. Summarizing the various apologetic arguments for the inclusion of queer people in Christianity, Tonstad moves beyond inclusion to argue for a queer theology that builds on the interconnection of theology with sex and money.

HarperOne. What do christianity and queerness have to do with each other? Can Christianity be queered? Queer Theology offers a readable introduction to a difficult debate. Abingdon Press.

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Lutherans in America: A New History

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Fortress Press #ad - The story of Lutherans in America is one of mutual influence. Abingdon Press. HarperOne. The result is a generous, human history that tells a complete story—not only about politics and policies but also the piety and the practical experiences of the Lutheran men and women who lived and worked in the American context.

Bringing the story all the way to the present day and complemented with new charts, and sidebars, images, Granquist ably covers the full range of Lutheran expressions, maps, bringing order and clarity to a complex and vibrant tradition. From the first small groups of lutherans to arrive in the colonies, to the large immigrations to the rich heartland of a growing nation, Lutherans have influenced, and been influenced by, America.

Lutherans in America: A New History #ad - In this lively and engaging new history, Granquist brings to light not only the varied and fascinating institutions that Lutherans founded and sustained but the people that lived within them. Schocken Books Inc.

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No Future Without Forgiveness

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Image #ad - Abingdon Press. With the final report of the commission just published, Archbishop Tutu offers his reflections on the profound wisdom he has gained by helping usher South Africa through this painful experience. In no future without forgiveness, Tutu argues that true reconciliation cannot be achieved by denying the past.

But nor is it easy to reconcile when a nation "looks the beast in the eye. Rather than repeat platitudes about forgiveness, he presents a bold spirituality that recognizes the horrors people can inflict upon one another, and yet retains a sense of idealism about reconciliation. HarperOne. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing a nation has been Archbishop Desmond Tutu, whom President Nelson Mandela named as Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

No Future Without Forgiveness #ad - Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. Schocken Books Inc. With a clarity of pitch born out of decades of experience, Tutu shows readers how to move forward with honesty and compassion to build a newer and more humane world.

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Great product! .

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Queer: A Graphic History

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Icon Books #ad - Abingdon Press. Activist-academic meg john barker and cartoonist Julia Scheele illuminate the histories of queer thought and LGBTQ+ action in this groundbreaking non-fiction graphic novel. HarperOne. Icon Books Company. Great product! A kaleidoscope of characters from the diverse worlds of pop-culture, film, activism and academia guide us on a journey through the ideas, people and events that have shaped ‘queer theory’.

From identity politics and gender roles to privilege and exclusion, Queer explores how we came to view sex, gender and sexuality in the ways that we do; how these ideas get tangled up with our culture and our understanding of biology, psychology and sexology; and how these views have been disputed and challenged.

Queer: A Graphic History #ad - Along the way we look at key landmarks which shift our perspective of what’s ‘normal’, such as alfred kinsey’s view of sexuality as a spectrum between heterosexuality and homosexuality, Judith Butler’s view of gendered behavior as a performance, the play Wicked, which reinterprets characters from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, or moments in Casino Royale when we’re invited to view James Bond with the kind of desiring gaze usually directed at female bodies in mainstream media.

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Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith

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Fortress Press #ad - With a captivating mix of personal story and biblical analysis, Outside the Lines shows us how each of our bodies fits into the body of Christ. Whenever we love ourselves and our neighbors with the boundary-breaking love of God, we live out this spirituality in the world. HarperOne. Great product! So should our love for each other.

Mihee kim-kort is a wife, a mom, and a Presbyterian minister. God's love for us breaks every boundary. Outside the lines and without exceptions. As she became aware of her queer sexuality, Mihee wondered what that meant for her spirituality. Icon Books Company. And she's queer. In outside the lines, in jesus, Mihee shows us how God, is oriented toward us in a radical way.

Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith #ad - Schocken Books Inc. But instead of pushing her away from God, it brought her closer to Jesus and taught her how to love better. Abingdon Press. Through the life, and witness of jesus, work, we see a God who loves us with a queer love, and our faith in that God becomes a queer spirituality--a spirituality that crashes through definitions and moves us outside of the categories of our making.

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