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Donald Shriver
Union Theological Seminary, New York
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Donald W. Shriver, Jr. is Emeritus President of the Faculty and William E. Dodge Professor of Applied Christianity at Union Theological Seminary in New York.  He served as president in the years 1975-91 and as fulltime teacher of ethics there until 1996.  He was ordained to the Presbyterian ministry in 1955 and served in ministerial capacities until 1972 then as Professor of Ethics and Society at Candler School of Theology in Emory University, 1972-75.  He was a Visiting Senior Scholar of the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town, South Africa (2002). He has taught or co-taught graduate courses in ethics in various neighboring university professional schools, including the Jewish Theological Seminary and four Columbia University schools—business, law, international affairs, and journalism.  His most recent work has been in human rights and national and international restorative justice. He has written some hundred articles and fourteen books. Included among the books he has authored or co-authored are two books, which include extensive analyses of national coping with “negative histories,” e.g. the Holocaust, slavery, apartheid, & war crimes in Germany, South Africa, Japan and USA, An Ethic for Enemies: Forgiveness in Politics (Oxford 1995, pb 1997, Korean trans. 2001), and Honest Patriots: Loving a Country Enough to Remember Its Misdeeds  (Oxford, 2005, pb 2008, German trans. 2007).

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