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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Is it possible to expect embrace outside the quest or journey toward justice. We all know that we should forgive each other.

I already know I’ll have to read it a few more times to absorb everything and untangle the threads and tease out the full implications. A Covenant of Creatures. May 11, Ruth rated it it was amazing. Jan 28, Joshua Butler rated it it was amazing.

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Garrett, Coordinator of the Religion Award, said that the Grawemeyer selection committee praised Volf’s book on many counts. Making Sense of God.

But he encourages Christians to truly embrace others. The Cambridge Companion to Biblical Interpretation. Basically the embrace of forgiveness is only made possible at times by appropriate exclusion. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! This is my favorite of his books, and, although I rarely re-read books, this one is also on my read again list. For Volf, the notion of embrace is inherent in the mutual and overspilling love of the Trinity, as well as the fundamental character of God’s engagement with human beings; the incarnation is a metaphysical embrace of humanness, and the cross is an appeal to be embraced in return.


It centers primarily on Muslims who insist that they can be followers of Christ without abandoning Islam. Evangelical Journal of Theology 7 1: 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.

Miroslav Volf Quotes (Author of Exclusion & Embrace)

Miroslav Volf – – Modern Theology 16 1: To forgive is to condemn the fault but to spare the doer. Chaplin – – Studies in Christian Ethics 27 1: Volf urges that healing and reconciliation depends on finding ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other and proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the problem of exclusion. God, Revelation and Authority Set of 6.

A Hermeneutic of Wisdom. As I said at the outset, I think Volf’s book is worth reading since it is eerily contemporary in its impulses and in its wrestling. This kind of call sounds strange to our age of tribalism, though perhaps no stranger than any age where we find it easy to love those like us, less easy to love those unlike us, and not possible at all to love those who do not love us.


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

God gives for the benefit of others. I just wish it were easier to read.

These included its profound interpretation of excluzion pivotal passages of Scripture and its brilliant engagement with contemporary theology, philosophy, critical theory, and feminist theory. 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 a dense and academic read, but a rewarding one. This incredibly dense and theologically deep treatise is riveting and inspiring.

Thomas Scarborough’s criticism review on Amazon. Nov 22, Wesley rated exclusioh liked it Shelves: Evangelical Journal of Theology 6 2: Towards a Theology of Work by Miroslav Volf. I like the big idea of the book, namely that sin can be pictured by exclusion and the proper response of Christians embrac the embrace.