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P 82 Living Forgiveness: Hospitality and Reconciliation

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The historic legacy of the Reformation has left Protestant churches without an acceptable rite of reconciliation of the penitent. And yet the pastoral reality is that many continue with a sense of guilt 'whose burden is intolerable.'

This study looks at the pastoral need for opportunities to express the reality of God's forgiveness, the criteria a rite of reconciliation should satisfy, and what such a rite might look like. It combines biblical rootedness with both sensitivity to tradition and a broad awareness of pastoral ministry.
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Author: Canon Gordon Oliver

Gordon has served in parishes on a council estate, in a mining community and in suburbia. He was for ten years on the staff of St John's College, Nottingham. He now leads a team providing initial and in-service training for clergy and lay ministers. He has special interests in practical theology, pastoral supervision and spiritual direction.

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