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Julius Gathogo

1. Introduction Reconciliation literally means repairing the damaged or broken bonds of unity and friendship between God and humanity and between human beings and their fellow beings on a personal and also on a communal level. In the words of Charles Villa-Vicencio, reconciliation does not

Bernhard Knorn

further specification of this diversity. The aim of this approach is not only to determine which differences can legitimately exist among the churches seeking unity, but also to explain that there has been a process of reconciliation. Compared to the abundant literature debating various visions for a

Efemie Ikenga-Metuh

ARTICLES 12 Efemie Ikenga-Metuh RECONCILIATION: The Path to True Peace and Authentic Progress for Nigeria and Africa* All Nigerians mustwork to rid society of everything that offends the dignity of the human person or violates human rights. This means reconciling differences, overcoming

Garth John Mason

concerning the revolution in South African society vied for supremacy: one of reconciliation between all South Africans creating a new unified national identity; second, a narrative by rebel black forces who wanted to dismantle colonial economic power and continue the armed struggle for radical economic

Sauter, Gerhard

The term “reconciliation” has been an important one in Christian theology, although it is used sparingly in the NT. It is most prominent in 2 Cor. 5:18–21. God has restored to himself the relationship with the world that human transgressions had irretrievably broken. Reconciliation really involves

Craig S. Hendrickson

hinder racial reconciliation by contributing toward ongoing voluntary segregation in the evangelical church (Perkins 1993; Metzger 2007; Rah 2009). The result is that less than four percent of evangelical congregations in America can be classified as multiracial using even the most liberal standards

Clare Amos

The Genesis of Reconciliation: The Reconciliation of Genesis C LARE A MOS * A bstract The article begins by explaining the reason for the author’s selection of the motif of reconciliation as a key to understanding Genesis in missional terms. She draws atten- tion to the fact that though

Carolien Jacobs and Linda van de Kamp

conflicts in connection to religion go hand in hand with reconciliation. 4 Yet, it appears from our two studies involving Christian churches in Mozambique, in the rural town of Gorongosa and in the capital city Maputo, that people’s engagement with Christian leaders, ideas and practices can result in

Nico Koopman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156973108X272630 Journal of Reformed Th eology 2 (2008) 28-39 www.brill.nl/jrt Th e Confession of Belhar 1986: A Guide for Justice, Reconciliation, and Unity 1 Nico Koopman Professor of Systematic Th eology and Ethics, University of Stellenbosch

Paul Chung

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157338308X365378 Mission Studies 25 (2008) 211–228 www.brill.nl/mist Karl Barth’s Th eology of Reconciliation in Dialogue with a Th eology of Religions Paul S. Chung Abstract Karl Barth has infl uenced Christian theology of mission in terms of his