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Monday, 6 April 2015

Feature Four

Exclusion and Embrace: Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation,
Miroslav Volf, Abingdon Press, 1996, page 147

The last of Volf's four notable features is risk of embrace. For theembrace to take place at all, both the self and the other must take a risk.

I open my arms, make a movement of the self toward the other, the enemy, and do not know wther I will be misunderstood, despised, even violated or whether my action will be appreciated, supported and reciprocated. I can become a saviour or a victim - possibly both.

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