Mercy as divine self-giving: Seven theses toward a Kenotic Ecclesiology

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This chapter examines the nature of mercy and its cognates (compassion and justice) from cultural, biblical and philosophical perspectives. It concludes with a reflection on the nature of the church as a body of mercy for the well being of the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJustice, mercy and well-being
Subtitle of host publicationInterdisciplinary perspectives
EditorsPeter Bolt, James Harrison
Place of PublicationEugene, Oregon
PublisherPickwick Publications
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781532674693
ISBN (Print)9781532674679
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2020

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  • mercy, justice, well-being, bible, church


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