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Miroslav Volf is Director of the Yale Center for Faith andCulture and Henry B. Wright Professor of SystematicTheology at Yale Divinity School. His other books includeExclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration ofIdentity, Otherness, and Reconciliation.
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  • Paperback: 222 pages
  • Publisher: Eerdmans (January 4, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0802865062
  • ISBN-13: 978-0802865069
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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First of all, potential readers should know that this book is actually a collection of essays, not a new book by Miroslav Volf. I happened to glance over the summary of the book, and I expected a standard book. However, I was not disappointed. Volf is a brilliant theologian and author. He is a master storyteller who constantly points us to forgiveness, reconciliation and love as themes in the message of Christianity.

Each essay is 2-3 pages and a very quick read. It's a good book to put next to your bed or anywhere you can pick it up for just a few minutes to read something thought provoking. This book also may be idea for someone just starting to read Volf. They won't be disappointed.
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This book is a nice collection of essays by Mr. Volf that surf over a wide variety of topics. Most are personal and introspective rather than 'academic'. There is no cohesive whole, it really is a collection of loosely organized essays. In that sense I was expecting more, it doesn't quite rise to the title of "Love in a Time of Petty Dreams and Persisting Enmities" - never reaching out to address the dreary pettiness and low aspirations of our current age. But still a thought provoking read, and read easily in small installments due to the structure.
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I enjoy reading Miroslav's views and these show little snippets of his faith and his family's faith in Christ.
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