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A Unique Gift to World Christianity
 
A Feature Review of 
 

Born from Lament:
The Theology and Politics of Hope in Africa

Emmanuel Katongole

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2017
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Reviewed by James Matichuk
 
 
 
I first encountered the work of Fr. Emmanuel Katongole in Reconciling All Things (IVP 2009), a book he co-authored with Chris Rice. That book was a user-friendly guide, discussing the Christian resources for reconciliation, and included an excellent chapter on lament.  This, alongside several other reflections, convinced me of the power and place of lament in Christian Spirituality. Since then, Katongole has written several books reflecting theologically on politics and violence in Africa and ethics.

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“A Journey Toward
God’s new creation in Christ”

A review of
Living Without Enemies:
Being Present in the Midst of Violence.

by Sam Wells and Marcia Owen.

Review by Seth Forwood.

  

LIVING WITHOUT ENEMIES - Wells / OwenLiving Without Enemies:
Being Present in the Midst of Violence

(Resources for Reconciliation Series)
Samuel Wells and Marcia Owen.
Paperback: IVP Books, 2011.
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Despite your thoughts on gun control or Christian pacifism, when you read, “…there were strikingly visible bloodstains remaining on the driveway beneath our feet, and those stains made visible the wounding of an entire neighborhood,” a sense of the weight and importance of work like Marcia Owens’ should settle heavy in your heart .

Living Without Enemies is the latest volume in the Resources for Reconciliation Series from Duke Divinity School and InterVarsity Press.  Each book in the series connects an author from the academy with a person involved in the grassroots practice of reconciliation.  This volume details Marcia Owen’s work with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham (RCND) and is co-written by Samuel Wells, dean of the Duke University Chapel and research professor of Christian ethics at Duke Divinity School.

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Why does no one today speak as boldly and as eloquently against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as Dr. King did against the Vietnam War? It’s amazing how relevant his message against American militarism is today — 40+ years later.

You need, I need and we all need to watch these videos and to be challenged by the faithful boldness of Dr. King.



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