Transforming Exclusion: Engaging with Faith Perspectives (Hardback)
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Transforming Exclusion: Engaging with Faith Perspectives (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 23/06/2011
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This book addresses the ways in which theology and religion might endorse exclusive practices and might transform such practices. "Transforming Exclusion" is concerned with the interface between the study of religion & theology and issues surrounding exclusion. Religious beliefs can be important in shaping attitudes that can lead to the exploitation or marginalization of both humans and non-humans. At the same time, religious beliefs and practices have much to offer in transforming the world, creating a more equitable place for all who occupy it. At other times, the voices of members of religious communities are suppressed and marginalized by other more dominant religious or secular individuals or communities. This book addresses all of these aspects of social exclusion and aims to demonstrate that the study of theology and religion, in addressing religious communities and society more widely, have important contributions to make in creating a more just world.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9780567236388
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 23 mm


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'Substantive reflection informed by the latest scholarship, critical analyses and counter questions from dialogue partners and those usually on the margins, provocative visions for a more just and redemptive ecclesial praxis - what more could readers of theological books ask for? A veritable theological feast indeed!' - Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.--Sanford Lakoff
'"Inclusion" has become a fashionable word and a widely adopted goal in both Church and society. These essays, however, avoid the cliches and generalisations that can easily surround the subject, and instead look carefully at specific varieties of exclusion, recognised and unrecognised, and the very diverse challenges they present to the integrity of religious communities that claim to be welcoming or affirming. They combine personal and empirical observation with sophisticated tools of philosophical and theological analysis in a highly distinctive way. This is an unusual and very valuable collection.' - Archbishop Rowan Williams--Sanford Lakoff
'Substantive reflection informed by the latest scholarship, critical analyses and counter questions from dialogue partners and those usually on the margins, provocative visions for a more just and redemptive ecclesial praxis - what more could readers of theological books ask for? A veritable theological feast indeed!' - Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity, Virginia Beach, VA, USA.
'"Inclusion" has become a fashionable word and a widely adopted goal in both Church and society. These essays, however, avoid the cliches and generalisations that can easily surround the subject, and instead look carefully at specific varieties of exclusion, recognised and unrecognised, and the very diverse challenges they present to the integrity of religious communities that claim to be welcoming or affirming. They combine personal and empirical observation with sophisticated tools of philosophical and theological analysis in a highly distinctive way. This is an unusual and very valuable collection.' - Archbishop Rowan Williams
Many scholarly books begin, as this one does, as "a conversation between a team of academics." Few such books are page-turners, as this one is. Eight of the nine dons whose discussions led to Transforming Exclusion teach at the University of Chester. On the evidence of this volume, Chester would be an excellent choice for any student looking for somewhere to do theology, where the subject is seen as having practical relevance.

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