In touch out of touch: The church and reconciliation

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What wisdom can the church offer to reconciliation movements? The question immediately raises the temperature of reader and writer alike. Wouldn’t “physician heal thyself” (Luke 4:23) be an apt response? The current recalling of the church’s record around sexual abuse, the removal of indigenous children from their parents and placing them into dubious care, and the predatory culture of religious groups and institutions do not bode well for appreciating that there might be deep Christian wells of influence underpinning the contemporary debates and solutions. Can a church that is so out of touch also be in touch?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIndigenous Australia and the unfinished business of theology
Subtitle of host publicationCross-cultural engagement
EditorsJione Havea
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781137426673
ISBN (Print)9781349490899
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Moore, G. (2014). In touch out of touch: The church and reconciliation. In J. Havea (Ed.), Indigenous Australia and the unfinished business of theology: Cross-cultural engagement (pp. 113-128). Palgrave Macmillan.