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[About the book]: Though Jesus's teachings emphasized forgiveness, the themes of retribution and judgement have nonetheless played a significant role in Christian thought from the earliest times. It is in the struggle of ancient, medieval, and modern Churches to establish effective ritual and other strategies for re-uniting divided communities - to give full expression to ideals of repentance and reconciliation - that the present volume finds its theme, of interest for all periods of Christianity's history.
It brings together recent schoarship on how the Christian Churches haave dealt with social tensions within and beyond their boundaries, from ancient Rome to twentieth-century South Africa.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2004 Ecclesiastical History Society|
|Extra Information:||Papers read at the 2002 Summer Meeting and the 2003 Winter Meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society.|
|Keywords:||repentence; retribution; reconciliation; history of doctrines|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Arts > Religious Studies|
|Depositing User:||Jean Fone|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jul 2010 11:06|
|Last Modified:||19 Dec 2013 14:10|
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