Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Communion in Diversity? Exploring a Practical Theology of Reconciliation Among Cuban Exiles
by Cortes, Ondina America, Ph.D., St. Thomas University, 2013, 309; 3589421
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation articulates a practical theology of reconciliation for, with, and by Cuban Catholic exiles through the development of a faith-based structured process of reconciliation—the Circles of Reconciliation—that addresses personal reconciliation as the basis for social reconciliation. The Circles of Reconciliation draw on sources of the Christian tradition in dialogue with the empirical sciences and Cuban culture. The Circles provide the space to advance a praxis of reconciliation among Cuban exiles. The reflection that emanates from this process is the basis for the concluding insights on a theology and an ethics of reconciliation for this community.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Froehle, Bryan T.
Commitee: Schreiter, Robert J., St. Ville, Susan M.
School: St. Thomas University
Department: Practical Theology
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-A 74/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Ethics, Theology, Peace Studies
Keywords: Cuban exiles, Diaspora, Peacebuilding, Practical theology, Reconciliation, Trauma healing
Publication Number: 3589421
ISBN: 9781303279782
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