Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

Bone to Pick Of Forgiveness Reconciliation Reparation and Revenge In a world riven by conflict reconciliation is not always possible but it offers one of the few paths to peace for a troubled nation or a troubled soul In Bone to Pick bestselling author and Newswee

  • Title: Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge
  • Author: Ellis Cose
  • ISBN: 9780743470674
  • Page: 378
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

    In a world riven by conflict, reconciliation is not always possible but it offers one of the few paths to peace for a troubled nation or a troubled soul In Bone to Pick, bestselling author and Newsweek editor Ellis Cose offers a provocative and wide ranging discussion of the power of reconciliation, the efficacy of revenge, and the possibility of forgiveness People iIn a world riven by conflict, reconciliation is not always possible but it offers one of the few paths to peace for a troubled nation or a troubled soul In Bone to Pick, bestselling author and Newsweek editor Ellis Cose offers a provocative and wide ranging discussion of the power of reconciliation, the efficacy of revenge, and the possibility of forgiveness People increasingly are searching for ways to put the demons of the past to rest That search has led parents to seek out the murderers of their children and torture victims to confront their former tormentors In a narrative drawing on the personal and dramatic stories of people from Texas to East Timor, Cose explores the limits and the promise of those encounters Bone to Pick is not only the story of victims who have found peace through confronting the source of their pain it is also a profound meditation on how the past shapes the present, and how history s wounds, left unattended, can fester for generations Time does not heal all, Cose points out Memories and anger can linger long beyond a human lifespan The descendants of Holocaust survivors and African slaves alike feel the effects of their forebears pain and in some cases are still demanding restitution What is behind the movement for reparations Why are truth and reconciliation commissions sprouting all over the world Why are old wars being refought and old wounds being reopened In Bone to Pick, Ellis Cose provides a moving and nuanced guide to such questions as he points the way toward a harmonious world.

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    One thought on “Bone to Pick: Of Forgiveness, Reconciliation, Reparation, and Revenge

    1. Criley

      Enlightening Provocatively examines the components of the topic causing the reader to abandon preconceived notions, reexamine them and, quite possibly, have them shifted.

    2. Erin Payseur

      My brother teaches in peace studies & conflict transformation, and he recommended this text as one pivotal to his field. I read it because, as a Christian, I am called to forgive - and I struggle at time to know what that looks like. I've read other Christian authors on the topic and have found some of them lacking - either glossing over the hurt & anguish, or creating a surface-level forgiveness that falls short of the transformational power of the gospel. This book is by far the best b [...]

    3. Sandra

      Meaty, thoughtful, thought-provoking discussion of "forgiveness, reconciliation, reparation, and revenge". I was challenged on so many levels, yet Cose's non-violent, compassionate approach encouraged self examination. His discussion of cultural approaches and implications opened whole new perspectives for me. Very open-ended, inviting style.

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