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After the grave in the air

Volf, Miroslav
June 4, 2015

Source: (2001) Christianity Today (Week of September 17).

A native of Croatia, Miroslav Volf is a theologian at Yale University. He was speaking at a prayer breakfast at the United Nations only a few blocks away when terrorists flew hijacked airliners into the two towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. This document consists of his remarks on reconciliation at the prayer breakfast gathering. Though he was unaware of the attacks at the time of his address – hence, his remarks do not directly deal with them – his reflections on reconciliation are appropriate to the aftermath of the attacks. In his address, he speaks of true reconciliation as coming neither from ignoring justice nor from putting justice first, but from the unconditional will to embrace the other.


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