Theology of Reconciliation in the Context of Church Relations


Christians are called to be peacemakers in a world rife with conflict, but how should Christians respond when the source of strife is not outside the church but within it?

Built on an in-depth analysis of three Palestinian church splits, this text examines the cultural and theological implications of intra-church conflict in Arab evangelical communities in Israel. Translating Miroslav Volf’s formative theology of reconciliation into her contemporary Palestinian context, Dr Rula Khoury Mansour provides a critical evaluation of both Volf’s theory and Palestinian peacemaking models. Through her research and analysis, Dr Mansour develops a Middle Eastern theology of reconciliation and encourages congregations around the world to develop greater cultural and theological awareness in their quest to experience lasting peace within their churches and wider communities.

About the Author

RULA KHOURY MANSOUR has a PhD in Peace Studies and Theology from Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, UK. A lawyer and a theologian, she serves as an independent conflict resolution specialist and is the Director of Peace Studies at Nazareth Evangelical College, Israel. She is also a lecturer in the PhD program at the International Graduate School of Leadership, Quezon City, Philippines. Having earned her law degree from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, she worked as a public prosecutor for thirteen years and was the first Palestinian to be appointed deputy head of a public prosecution office in Israel. Rula and her husband, Bader, live in Nazareth with their three sons, Adi, Rami and Sami.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781783687725

Category: Academic, Theology

Region: Middle East

Publishing Date: 2020-01-31

Number of pages: 352

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