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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

The Scandal and the Promise

Exclusion and Embrace: Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation,
Miroslav Volf, Abingdon Press, 1996, page 28

In a section entitled, "The Scandal and the Promise", Volf suggests that the utopian hope must be given up. He argues:

But when the hope that rests on 'control' and 'reason' and is blind to the 'unbearable' and 'irremediable' has died, then in the midst of an 'unbearable' and 'irremediable' world a new hope in self-giving love can be born. This hope is the promise of the cross, grounded in the resurrection of the Crucified.

Volf sounds a bit like Walter Bruggemann in a quiet sort of way ...

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