Restorative Christ: Jesus, Justice, and Discipleship

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The conviction that Jesus is the restorative Christ demands a commitment to the justice he articulated. The justice of the restorative Christ is justice with reconciliation, justice with repentance, justice with repair, and justice without retaliation. The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the radical concept of "enemy-love." In conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Jesus-for-others), John Howard Yoder (a nonviolent Jesus), Miroslav Volf (an embracing Jesus), and Chris Marshall (a compassionate Jesus), Broughton demonstrates what the restorative Christ means for us today. Following the restorative Christ faithfully involves imaginative disciplines (seeing, remembering, and desiring), conversational disciplines (naming, questioning, and forgiving), and embodied disciplines (absorbing, repairing, and embracing).

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Geoff Broughton is Deputy Director of St Mark’s National Theological Centre and Lecturer in Practical Theology, Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is an Anglican priest in the inner-city of Sydney.

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...interesting reflections on the practical outworking of RJ. [restorative justice]
(Alan Billings 119.1 2016)

The author's discussion is multi-dimensional, building up his argument based on the text of scripture, insights of theological thinkers and lessons learned from practical experience in the local communities of Sydney where the author serves as an Anglican priest. ... The book provides greats insights for a theology of justice and pastoral ministry of restoration, which are both relevant and constructive to many contexts all over the world in the present time.
(Da Qin Vol 128, No 9, June 2017)

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