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This work brings the fields of Christian theologies of atonement and reconciliation and Liberal Quaker theology into dialogue, and lays the foundation for developing an original Liberal Quaker reconciliation theology. This dialogue focuses specifically on the metaphorical language employed to describe the relationship of interdependence between humans and God, which both traditions hold as integral to their conceptions of human and divine existence. It focuses on these areas: the sin of human division and exclusion; atonement and reunification of humans and God as a response to sin; and the metaphors Liberal Quaker use to describe this interdependent relationship, specifically the metaphor of Light. This unique approach develops an original model of reconciliatory interdependence between humans and God that is rooted in both Christological and Universalist Liberal Quaker metaphorical and theological categories and utilizes the Liberal Quaker language of God as interdependent Light towards a new theology.

as rivals 8). In the New Testament, however, the cross of Christ is taken not as tragedy but as reconciliation. Erich Wellisch has suggested that the Hebrew psychology is more enlightening as a clue to the cross of Christ than Greek tragedy, and that Abraham-and-Isaac is a better mythic precedent

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love, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The book is also a contribution to gender studies. The well-known female dominance of spiritualism (and alternative spiritualities in general) is discussed, and some reasons for this suggested. Kalvig writes that many forms of institutionalized religion are

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rituals for political purposes that can possibly lead to acts of violence, resistance, or reconciliation. The third study, “Ritual as a Source of Conflict,” deals with the question of how rituals trigger conflict when ritual practices are disseminated through different media. Employing generalized

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works ( i . 21 ) ; " but it also suggests that they are hindered outwardly by the demonic influence of hostile "principalities" and "powers." Christ functions as their deliverer, not merely through a reconciliation wrought inwardly in his followers, but also through a "cosmic" reconciliation wrought

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covered with trees, and become like a garden once again? Minerals and land resources would be aff ected positively as well, and the website concludes that we see that there are signs on the earth that God is healing the land in response to the prayers of His people. b) Reconciliation at Rankin Inlet In

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of infinite con- sciousness fashioning Name and Shape out of the illimitable truth of infinite existence. So the Hebrew concept is given a fully Hindu ex- pression. On a later page there is a reconciliation of the belief that "it is in the heavens beyond that we must seek our entire divine fulfilment

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, rien ne s'est passe sur le plan ontologique pour Ie salut de l'humanite. Lorsque les pre- miers chr6tiens parlent d'une mort r6demptrice pour nos p6ch6s, d'une reconciliation avec Dieu, donc d'un effet produit en dehors de nous, nous rencontrerions la de nouveau le "mythe". La foi d6mythologis6e dans

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her body is covered. Sometimes . she may drink some of the blood. In this way the spirit, which is thought to inhabit the body of the 'bride', may partake directly of the sacrifice. This sacrifice and the rubbing with the blood is called yM?<z–'reconciliation', which means that the spirit is thereby

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based upon a metaphysical dualism. Real- ity consists of two orders, the natural and the supernatural, God and men, heaven and earth. The entities composing the duality are brought together through the person of Christ. He is the great unifier, the one through whom reconciliation between God and man

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