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Episcopal Divinity School

99 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3494

General Phone: 617-868-3450
Financial Aid Phone: 617-868-3450
Sector: Private nonprofit, 4-year or above
Classification: Theological seminaries and other specialized faith-related institutions

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SEMINARY DEAN AND BISHOP SPINS GOSPEL OF RECONCILIATIONNews AnalysisBy David W. Virtue http://www.virtueonline.orgOctober 15, 2005The former Bishop of Alaska and now dean and president of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts believes that the gospel at its essence is a message and promise of reconciliation. "This is not rocket science," Bishop Steven Charleston said. "This is Gospel science, bringing people together to love each other."Charleston told a gathering at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Chatham, New Jersey recently that his workbook "Good News: A Congregational Resource for Reconciliation" is part of an "active effort to bring Episcopalians together."Reconciliation, Charleston warned, is not the same as resolution. The Gospel "accepts the reality of change, conflict and challenge as being ongoing in the life of any faith community," he wrote in the introduction to the workbook.Bishop Charleston has it half right, and the half he has wrong destroys his thesis.The gospel is not primarily about horizontal relationships one with another, it is about a vertical relationship with the living God that has as its primary base, a personal encounter or faith-based relationship with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by his death and resurrection.Before you can have reconciliation with each other and - more available