Bio: Miroslav Volf is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. A native Croatian, he writes out of his first-hand experience of teaching in Croatia during the war in Former Yugoslavia.
Life at the end of the twentieth century presents us with a disturbing reality. Otherness, the simple fact of being different in some way, has come to be defined as in and of itself evil. Miroslav Volf contends that if the healing word of the gospel is to be heard today, Christian theology must find ways of speaking that address the hatred of the other. Reaching back to the New Testament metaphor of salvation as reconciliation, Volf proposes the idea of embrace as a theological response to the p... more info>>