Number of pages: 240
The strongest case yet for an inclusive church, the kind that was and has been, and lays bare its historical, theological, and spiritual roots. Diarmuid O'Murchu holds tight the millions on the margins as well as the outsiders who honor Jesus but feel they don't fit in because of alternative vision or minority status resulting form race, ethnicity, social standing or sexual orientation. Inclusivity is not only for Christians but also for people of other faiths attracted to the vision and life of Jesus but disenchanted with the language of exclusivity and power. It presents faith dynamic characterized by discipleship with an adult Jesus in the service of an adult God. It is a gift of the "Pope Francis effect," an inevitable drive to reach out and bring in. It is the next step in a movement toward spiritual wholeness.
“Diarmuid O’Murchu continues to bring fresh eyes and prophetic vision to the wounded Church he loves. Like a good medical doctor, in Inclusivity: A Gospel Mandate he skillfully diagnoses the long festering wounds of radical patriarchy and the scandal of exclusion and writes a prescription for healing.” —Donald Cozzens, author, Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journal of a Secular Priest