Belfast, a City with a Wounded Heart; Hope of Redemption

Belfast, a City with a Wounded Heart; Hope of Redemption

On Incarnational Spirituality of Reconciliation Grounded in the Experience of Church Leaders in North Belfast

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-02-26 )

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The spirituality of reconciliation is an under- researched field in Northern Ireland, though many books have been written from other perspectives. Iva Beranek focuses mostly on God''s promise of a new heart (Ezek 36:26) and its relevance for places like Belfast that carry ''a wounded heart''. The author provides a clear biblical basis for engaged spirituality in places of conflict, and shows that the Christian spiritual tradition is life-giving in challening situations. "This book arises from an unshakeable conviction that from the long wounded history of Belfast a new story of hope is emerging. Through witnesses from different denominations – Fr. Troy and Rev. Trevor Williams, from other voices of faith, and from the author herself is woven an inspirational spirituality of reconciliation, both heart-felt and poetic. True to the core of the Gospel, Iva Beranek discerns that from the long experience of fear, hatred and suffering, the city is awakening to a new story, giving birth to love and freedom". Prof. Mary Grey, Professorial Research Fellow, InSpiRe, Centre for Initiatives in Spirituality and Reconciliation, St. Mary''s University College, Twickenham, London

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