Exclusion and Embrace

Exclusion and Embrace by Miroslav Volf
A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation

The third and final of my foreign theologian Lent books, this was a hard book to read but very beneficial. I would like to see this condensed to an essay or a sermon series.

  • pg. 24 - discipleship is to follow the messianic pattern
  • pg. 36 - our coziness with the culture, pg. 37 - insipid church or salt church?
  • pg. 63 - repressive and non-repressive identities
  • pg. 69 - exclusion questions
  • pg. 75 - elimination, assimilation, domination, abandonment
  • pg. 88 - the process of creating evil enemies
  • pg. 109 - what resources do we need to live in peace in the absence of the final reconciliation?
  • pg. 124 - discovering a person's humanity  and imitating God's love for him
  • pg. 163 - the demonization of others
  • pg. 176 - finding peace
  • pg. 216 - the necessity of embrace
  • pg. 253 - preferring captivity over freedom?
  • pg. 255 - truth not sustained without obedience
  • pg. 259 - truth and reliability
  • pg. 267 - Caesar as King or Jesus as King?
  • pg. 272 - truth and communal and self interests
  • pg. 276 - the Crucified Messiah and the Rider on the White Horse
  • pg. 277 - living under the rule of Caesar
The last chapter is worth the cost and effort of reading this book.

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