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The End of Memory: Theology Brunch for October

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
October 31 2019

“What we do with our memories will depend on how we see ourselves in the present and how we project ourselves into the future.”

In The End of Memory, Miroslav Volf’s personal stories of persecution at the hands of communist forces in his native Yugoslavia offer a compelling backdrop in his search for theological resources to make memories a wellspring of healing rather than a source of deepening pain and animosity.   He argues for remembering rightly and truthfully, and then also the role of forgetting in forgiveness and reconciliation.  A profound text.

Senior Minister Scott Jones will review and discuss The End of Memory at our next Theology Brunch, Thursday, October 31 at 12:00 at Early Bird Brunch.

Two excerpts, “Truthfully Remembering Wrongdoing” and “Love and Forgetting” can be found here: The End of Memory

Miroslav Volf is the Founder and Director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture and the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale University Divinity School.  He has written or edited more than 20 books and over 90 scholarly articles.  His book Exclusion and Embrace: A Theological Exploration of Identity, Otherness and Reconciliation received the 2002 Grawemeyer Award.  He is a member of the Episcopal Church in the U.S.A. and the Evangelical Church in Croatia.