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?
|Title of host publication||Indigenous Australia and the unfinished business of theology|
|Subtitle of host publication||Cross-cultural engagement|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
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. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137426673_9