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Disunity in Christ : uncovering the hidden forces that keep us apart

Author: Christena Cleveland
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. Learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions, the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Here are the tools we need to build bridges.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christena Cleveland
ISBN: 9780830844036 0830844031
OCLC Number: 845516366
Description: 220 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Right Christian, wrong Christian --
How divisions are killing us and why we should care --
Divisions erected out of thin air: how categorizing distorts how we see each other --
Beyond perceptions: how categorizing pollutes our interactions with each other --
Running for cover: how the groups we form protect our identity and self-esteem --
Waging identity wars: how bias boosts our self-esteem --
Culture wars: how cultural threat leads to hostile conflict --
Blinded by culture: how our culture clouds our judgment --
Creating positive crosscultural interactions --
The preeminence of (identity in) Christ: how things can and should be.
Responsibility: Christena Cleveland.

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Despite Jesus' prayer that all Christians "be one," divisions have been epidemic in the body of Christ. Though we may think we know why this happens, Christena Cleveland says we probably don't. Learn the hidden reasons behind conflict and divisions, the unseen dynamics at work that tend to separate us from others. Here are the tools we need to build bridges.

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