Plough Quarterly No. 7: Mercy

Yancey, Philip

| 2015

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In welcoming refugees from Syria, European countries are showing the world what mercy looks like. But mercy, surely, doesn't stop there. What if the United States followed Germany's lead and offered mercy to the throngs of Central Americans who seek to cross its southern border? What does mercy look like in relation to the 2.2 million people being held in US prisons and jails? Or the working poor unable to adequately care for their families? Or the millions of children paying the bitter price of the sexual revolution and its erosion of lifelong marriage? The diverse contributors to this issue of Plough Quarterly focus on how people of faith, by extending forgiveness and mercy, are transforming lives - and perhaps even the course of world events.Perspectives from Philip Yancey, Gerhard Muller, Hanna-Barbara Gerl-Falkovitz, Charles E. Moore, Eva Mozes Kor, Leo Tolstoy, Charles Williams, Hashim...

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