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Moving Toward Emmaus by David Smith

Moving Toward Emmaus

by David Smith

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Comparison of the sounds of despair coming from modern society and the church with those from the two disciples going to Emmaus. Jesus may suddenly show us a new revelation which changes everything. But then we may go back to the old church and find that things only change slowly. He sees the challenge as being at a cultural level, this is not about calling individuals to (our) faith. He thinks the faith is being rediscovered in the Southern world as its vanishing among us. Is it? ( )
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For Christians, the retreat from Jerusalem after the crucifixion and the loss of hope of the two walkers to Emmaus seems to parallel so many aspects of the post-Christendom context, and helps to make sense of what is otherwise baffling for many. But the story connects too with many contemporary humanists who have their own reasons for uncertainty today, and with Muslims who may also be found as companions in dialogue on the Emmaus road. Each chapter of the book reflects on an aspect of the biblical narrative, and is followed by a 'Dispatch from Emmaus, in which a writer (eg Albert Camus, Jacques Ellul or Tatiana Goricheva) is allowed to testify concerning the particular topic under discussion. The result is what amounts to a dialogue between faith and unfaith, allowing the expression of both despair and the recovery of hope.

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