what were you arguing about along the way?
Published by Canterbury Press in November 2021, ‘what were you arguing about along the way?’ is the first volume of collected reflections from the Spirituality of Conflict project. Intended as a resource for preaching, pastoral care and personal formation, it focuses on the beginning and the end of Jesus’ human life, covering the gospel readings for Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week and Easter, for all three years of the lectionary cycle.
Selected from writing published on this website over the last five years, each entry comprises an extended reflection on the set gospel reading, a prayer, and questions for lectio divina or group discussion. The authors – from Corrymeela, the Iona Community, Holy Island, Coventry Cathedral’s Centre for Reconciliation and the Church of Scotland – come from a wide variety of church, professional and life backgrounds, reflecting the broad nature of the witness to peace. Considering conflict in all its forms through the lens of the gospel texts, these readings explore the conflicted nature of Jesus’ world and how people navigated their routes through it. In so doing, they enable the scriptures to speak to the conflicts we all experience.
The volume also contains an introduction to the Spirituality of Conflict project from Pádraig Ó Tuama who initially set up the project, and an essay exploring the contours, dynamics and relevance of such a spirituality from project member Pat Bennett.
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