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on April 21, 2012
As a first year seminarian, I got this book for a class, and I have to say that every page of this book was troubling as well as being poorly written. The book is called "Friendship at the Margins," but the book doesn't discuss friendship as most people understand it--unless one considers friendship a relationship in which one party attempts constantly to "rescue" the other, not just from situations, but from deeply held beliefs.
In terms of margins, the authors consider anyone who is not a white, middle class, evangelical Christian to be marginalized-- a viewpoint which is sickening and sets us back half a century in terms of cultural understanding and acceptance.
So, sure, read it. But don't take it too seriously.