Called to Reconciliation: How the Church Can Model Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion (Paperback)

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By Jonathan C. Augustine, William Willimon (Foreword by), Michael Curry (Afterword by)
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Nationally recognized speaker and church leader Jonathan Augustine demonstrates that the church is called and equipped to model reconciliation, justice, diversity, and inclusion.

This book develops three uses of the term "reconciliation" salvific, social, and civil. Augustine examines the intersection of the salvific and social forms of reconciliation through an engagement with Paul's letters and uses the Black church as an exemplar to connect the concept of salvation to social and political movements that seek justice for those marginalized by racism, class structures, and unjust legal systems. He then traces the reaction to racial progress in the form of white backlash as he explores the fate of civil reconciliation from the civil rights era to the Black Lives Matter movement.

This book argues that the church's work in reconciliation can serve as a model for society at large and that secular diversity and inclusion practices can benefit the church. It offers a prophetic call to pastors, church leaders, and students to recover reconciliation as the heart of the church's message to a divided world. Foreword by William H. Willimon and afterword by Michael B. Curry.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781540965035
ISBN-10: 1540965031
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication Date: March 29th, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English