Thursday, October 17, 2013

95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity: #81

A theological (rather than simply historical) reading of the Pentecost account suggests that when the Spirit comes, all understand each other, not because one language is restored or a new all-encompassing meta-language is designed, but because each hears his or her own language spoken.  Pentecost overcomes the “confusion”. . .not by reverting to the unity of cultural uniformity, but by advancing toward the harmony of cultural diversity.

Miroslov Volf, Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness, and Reconciliation (Nashville: Abingdon, 1996), 228.

[Read the Introduction to 95 Theses for Christian Racial & Ethnic Unity here.]

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