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The Challenge of Reconciliation in a Divided World


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February 26, 2012:

Reconciliation has become a much-discussed and much sought-after hope in many parts of our lives today--within our families, our Church, and in the wider society. The word 'reconciliation' has come to be used in many different ways and to mean many different things. In this Sundays At CTU, we look at the Christian understanding of reconciliation in its biblical roots and how it has come to be understood today, as it is applied to both personal and social situations. Christians have come to believe that reconciliation is as much a spirituality as a strategy, so some of the dimensions of becoming a reconciling presence will also be presented.

Robert Schreiter, C.PP.S. is the Vatican II Professor of Theology at Catholic Theological Union. He s a priest and member of the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. He has published seventeen books in the areas of inculturation, world mission, and reconciliation. Among them are Constructing Local Theologies; The New Catholicity: Theology between the Global and the Local; Reconciliation: Mission and Ministry in a Changing Social Order; and The Ministry of Reconciliation: Spirituality and Strategies. Schreiter has chapters in a further hundred books, and more than one hundred-fifty articles in academic and church journals and his publications have appeared in twenty languages.

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