Embodied Peacebuilding: Reconciliation as Practical Theology by Leah RobinsonEmbodied Peacebuilding: Reconciliation as Practical Theology by Leah Robinson

Embodied Peacebuilding: Reconciliation as Practical Theology

byLeah Robinson

Paperback | December 16, 2014

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In the areas of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, the word ‘reconciliation’ has often been branded a negative term because it implies a resolution agreed upon by all parties in a given society, which for many seems an unachievable ideal. This book looks at the concept of reconciliation from a theological point of view, analysing its use historically within theology and presenting a new model of a practical theology of reconciliation. Using narrative research, it explores this idea within the context of Northern Ireland and offers valuable insights into the theological use of reconciliation by members of communities based in a conflict zone.
The goal of Embodied Peacebuilding is to establish reconciliation as a prominent concept in the field of practical theology and to give a voice to those peacebuilders who are using reconciliation as a common theme within Northern Ireland.
Leah E. Robinson lectures in practical theology and peacebuilding at the University of Glasgow. She is creator and programme convenor for the MSc in Values-Based Practice: Peacebuilding and coordinator for the doctorate in Practical Theology at the university. Her current research focuses on the issue of sectarianism in Scotland and No...
Title:Embodied Peacebuilding: Reconciliation as Practical TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 5.91 × 0.68 inPublished:December 16, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034318588

ISBN - 13:9783034318587

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Table of Contents

Contents: The Theology of Reconciliation – A History of the Theology of Reconciliation – The Theology of Reconciliation in the Academy – A New Model for a Practical Theology of Reconciliation – Embodied Peacebuilding: A Case Study in Northern Ireland – A History of Northern Ireland – The Corrymeela Community – The Cornerstone Community – A Practical Theology of Reconciliation – The Struggle for Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.