Speaking to Reconciliation
Voices of Faith Addressing Racial and Cultural Divides
Table Of Contents
- About the author
- About the book
- This eBook can be cited
- Table of Contents
- List of Figures
- Part I: Commending, Framing, and Explaining the Work of Reconciliation
- Introduction to Part I
- Chapter One: Reconciling a Divided Nation: Abraham Lincoln
- Second Inaugural Address
- Chapter Two: Redressing a Grave Injustice: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens
- Remarks on the Slave Reparations Provision of H.R. 20
- Chapter Three: Clearing the Way of Peace on Earth: Martin Luther King Jr.
- A Christmas Sermon on Peace
- Chapter Four: Exposing Injustice against a Horizon of Reconciliation: Desmond Tutu
- 1984 Nobel Lecture
- Chapter Five: Framing South African Reconciliation: Desmond Tutu
- Address to the First Gathering of the TRC
- Chapter Six: Religious Resources for Reconciliation in a Divided World: Miroslav Volf
- “After the Grave in the Air”
- Chapter Seven: Mindfulness as a Key to Reconciliation: Thich Nhat Hanh
- “Leading with Courage and Compassion”
- Chapter Eight: Rooting Reconciliation in a Shared Past: President Mary McAleese of Ireland
- Inaugural St. Patrick’s Day Lecture at Armagh
- Chapter Nine: Bridging America’s Racial Divide: Barack Obama
- “A More Perfect Union”
- Chapter Ten: Bridging a Divide between Civilizations: Barack Obama
- “A New Beginning”
- Chapter Eleven: Bridging Religious Divides: King Abdullah II of Jordan
- Templeton Prize Acceptance Speech
- Part II: Pursuing Reconciliation through Apology, Forgiveness, and Reparation
- Introduction to Part II
- Chapter Twelve: Remembering and Redressing Incomprehensible Evil: Elie Wiesel
- Address to the German Parliament at the Dedication of the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
- Chapter Thirteen: Acknowledging a Heinous Historical Crime: George W. Bush
- Remarks on Goree Island
- Chapter Fourteen: Explaining and Offering a Historical Apology: U.S. Rep. Tony Hall
- Apology to African Americans for Slavery
- Chapter Fifteen: Commending the Grace of Forgiveness and Repentance: Barack Obama
- “Amazing Grace”: Eulogy for the Honorable Reverend Clementa Pinckney
- Chapter Sixteen: Reconciliation Unfolding: United Church of Canada
- 1986 Apology to Indigenous Peoples
- 1988 Response
- 1998 Apology for Indian Residential Schools
- Conclusion: The Ongoing Work of Reconciliation
- Series index
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Names: Hatch, John B., author.
Title: Speaking to reconciliation: voices of faith addressing racial and
cultural divides / John B. Hatch.
Description: New York: Peter Lang, 2020.
Series: Speaking of religion, vol. 2
ISSN 2575-9124 (print) | ISSN 2575-9132 (online)
Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: LCCN 2020007626 (print) | LCCN 2020007627 (ebook)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6232-9 (hardback) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6236-7 (paperback)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6233-6 (ebook pdf)
ISBN 978-1-4331-6234-3 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-6235-0 (mobi)
Subjects: LCSH: Discourse analysis—Political aspects. | Discourse
analysis—Religious aspects. | Rhetoric—Political aspects. |
Rhetoric—Moral and ethical aspects. | Reconciliation—Political
aspects. | Reconciliation—Philosophy. | Restorative justice. | Crimes
against humanity. | Truth commissions.
Classification: LCC P302.77 .S64 2020 (print) | LCC P302.77 (ebook) | DDC 808.85—dc23
LC record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020007626
LC ebook record available at https://lccn.loc.gov/2020007627
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About the author
John B. Hatch (Ph.D., Regent University) is Professor of Communication Studies at Eastern University. His book Race and Reconciliation won the 2009 Top Book Award from the NCA Communication Ethics division. He has published numerous articles on racial reconciliation, dialogic rhetoric, religion, and culture.
About the book
In North America, Africa, and across the globe, many societies are deeply divided along racial, ethnic, political, or religious lines as a result of violent/oppressive histories. Bridging such divides requires symbolic action that transcends, reframes, redeems, and repairs—often drawing upon resources of faith. Speaking to Reconciliation showcases this tradition through speeches by Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Elie Wiesel, Desmond Tutu, Barack Obama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Ireland’s President Mary McAleese, and others. Some of these speeches set forth principles or spiritual practices of reconciliation. Others acknowledge injustice, make apologies for historical wrongs, call for reparations, or commend the power of forgiveness. Speaking to Reconciliation presents a conceptual framework for doing analysis and critique of reconciliation discourse and applies this framework in introductions to the speeches, offering readers a springboard for further study and, potentially, inspiration to promote justice and reconciliation in their own spheres.
“Speaking to Reconciliation is a masterful collection of speeches … Hatch provides both a theoretical rationale and powerful practical examples of how reconciliation might begin. This is a must-read book for all scholars of rhetoric and race.”—Martin J. Medhurst, Distinguished Professor of Rhetoric and Communication, Baylor University
“… a significant contribution to the study and practice of reconciliation that should be read by all students and scholars within and beyond the discipline of communication who hope to create a just and equitable world.”—Mark L. McPhail, Senior Research Fellow, Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Indiana University
“… an elegant and accessible overview of strikingly courageous speeches that have drawn from the wellsprings of religious faith to promote reconciliation … an ideal selection for students and scholars seeking explanatory introductions, historical contextualizations, and analytic insights on reconciliation …”—David A. Frank, Professor of Rhetoric, University of Oregon
“Hatch’s heartfelt commitment to and insight on reconciliation shapes this collection of historical and contemporary public address into a tool for truth and justice … Feast on this book for true soul food and strength for the work of battling injustice.”— Annalee Ward, Director, Wendt Character Initiative, University of Dubuque
This eBook can be cited
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Table of Contents
Part I:Commending, Framing, and Explaining the Work of Reconciliation
Chapter One: Reconciling a Divided Nation: Abraham Lincoln
Chapter Two: Redressing a Grave Injustice: U.S. Rep. Thaddeus Stevens
Remarks on the Slave Reparations Provision of H.R. 20
Chapter Three: Clearing the Way of Peace on Earth: Martin Luther King Jr.
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- Publication date
- 2020 (October)
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Oxford, Wien, 2020. XVI, 184 pp., 3 b/w ill.