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Friday, 3 April 2015
Feature Two

Exclusion and Embrace: Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation,
Miroslav Volf, Abingdon Press, 1996, page 145-146

Volf's second notable feature is nonsymmetricity; the nonsymmetricity of the relationship. The partners in an embrace are never equal, never exactly the same.

As a metaphor, embrace implies that the self and the other belong together in theur mutual alterity. For the self shaped by the cross of Christ and the life of the triune G-d, however, embrace includes not just the other who is a friend but also the other who is an enemy.

He suggests that it is only through self-sacrifice that a truly equal and reciprocal embrace can be reached.

Posted By Jonathan, 8:00am Comment Comments: 0