Proclaiming the Peacemaker
2012 | 243pp | ISBN: 9781908335058
The Malaysian Church as an agent of reconciliation in a multicultural society
With a history of racial violence and in recent years, low-level ethnic tensions, the themes of peaceful coexistence and social harmony ar recurring ones in the discourse of Malaysian society. In such a context, this book looks at the role of the church as a reconciling agent, arguing that a reconciling presence within a divided society necessitates an ethos of peacemaking. With a combination of theological, historical and sociological perspectives, Rowan sets out to demonstrate that being an agent of reconciliation is linked to our effectiveness in bearing witness to an identity given to Christ.