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Return of love. Spirituality and anthropology of reparation

Nurya Martínez-Gayol, Professor at the Faculty of Theology, publishes this chapter in the joint book "Reparation and Reconciliation"

A book cover titled 'REPARACIÓN Y RECONCILIACIÓN' featuring a broken heart stitched together against a black textured background.

The complete work can be purchased by clicking on the link below

25 June 2024

Professor Nurya Martínez-Gayol contributes to the work Reparation and Reconciliation (Grupo Editorial Fonte - Monte Carmelo; CITeS - Universidad de la Mística, 2024), edited by Javier López Martínez.

Professor Martínez-Gayol's chapter is entitled "Return of love. Spirituality and anthropology of reparation", in which she delves into the term "reparation", its anthropological, juridical and psychological keys and its theological-spiritual relevance.

The complete work can be purchased from Editorial Monte Carmelo by clicking here. Below is a summary of the book:

Reparation and reconciliation are a plus of love, an overflowing of the measure of charity. These two terms would have no greater scope without their protagonists, women and men who, without the desire to be media superheroes, dress themselves up as repairers and reconcilers. Lives capable of overcoming indifference and defeatism in the face of everything that dehumanises the dignity of all living things. People who, in the unsuspected of any place and circumstance, without any naivety, discover themselves repaired and reconciled, that is to say, loved. There is no lack of models.

Among so many models, there is one, the protagonist of that story who continues to proclaim himself everywhere. An uncomfortable, unacceptable character, one of those who do not easily fit in with one's own or others' tastes or feelings. A foreigner in any case, who, on his way, wanted to stop, knew how to see and felt compassion in the face of the suffering of others. Everything in his life, his time, everything he had, and even his future, was graciously committed to the one who had been struck by indifference and robbery. In spite of so much evil, he opened for himself and others a window to a different tomorrow that was already beginning on that restorative eve. The truth is that this story does not end without adding to it an invigorating: "Go and do likewise". Repair and reconcile.

The co-authors of this work, all of them variations on the same theme, interpret a polyphonic melody that brings closer the echo of a clear primordial provocation: to humanise.

Professor Nurya Martínez-Gayol holds a PhD in Theology from the Department of Dogmatic and Fundamental Theology and is an expert, among other disciplines, in Reconciliation and Theology of reparation.

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