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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Call It Grace
  • Serene Jones
  • English
  • 03 October 2019
  • 9780735223646

10 thoughts on “Call It Grace

  1. says:

    A few weeks ago I had never heard of Serene Jones or Union Theological Seminary I found out about both when Jones participated in a A with the New York Times In that piece she shared her doubts about the virgin birth and the resurrection among other things Her views weren't particularly shocking by themselves but

  2. says:

    Not bad This coming from an atheist I have in common with SJ than I do some atheist friends She clearly has an open mind and a kind human spirit It’s a bit lightweight in the way it handles other factors besides theology in approaching how one ‘should’ live a good life There is an entire branch of philosophy kierkegaard aside

  3. says:

    I couldn't put it down SJ is a gifted writer who made a theological memoir into a page turner As it happens I land in the same theological terrain as she and found a kindred spirit here

  4. says:

    The first thing that strikes you about Serene Jones graceful memoir is its bold and unflinching honesty She is President of the Union Theological Seminary and the daughter of a minister who has fought all his lif

  5. says:

    Serene Jones has written about the life of faith as a prominent theologian combining personal and family stories and experiences wi

  6. says:

    Had high hopes for this bookAfter listening to a recent interview of Serene Jones on NPR I eagerly looked forward to reading

  7. says:

    This was an outstanding book– I'm glad I looked it up after listening to Serene Jones being interviewed by Krista Tippett on On Being It's been a while since I read a book from the academic realm of theology that captured me like this probably because it so expertly weaves in narratives that are unflinching abo

  8. says:

    I first found about this author through her remarkable book Trauma and Grace Theology in a Ruptured World so I knew I wanted to read this one as well Hard to imagine a memoir written by a theologian being a page turner bu

  9. says:

    The exploration of her Oklahoma and family roots and how those relate to her theological journey is very interesting Particularly timely is her discussion of her connections to the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19 1995And I don't really want to be that kind of person but she says that the bombing happened the same day a

  10. says:

    I heard Serene Jones the president of the Union Theological Seminary interviewed by Krista Tippet on the podcast On Being She was articulate thoughtful and engaging to the ear of agnostic like me She is able to transcend the parts of organized religion that have always made me avoid it and show how and why it's important to have a s

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Call It Grace

With our spirituality with a sense of the divine allows us all to live better together and answers many of the seemingly intractable problems we are facing todayDrawing from the work of Hegel Nietzsche and other great minds as well as from deeply moving and personal experiences Rev Dr Jones offers readers a rich guidebook for living a honest grace filled life In an era of increasing estrangement anxiety and gloom across the personal political and econom Had high hopes for this bookAfter listening to a recent interview of Serene Jones on NPR I eagerly looked forward to reading Call It Grace The book is part memoir part reflection part theological essay I m not certain it really succeeds As memoir Jones weaves in family history and memories of her Oakie childhood and racist relatives I m not understanding how she excoriates her racist child molesting grandfather on the one hand while also going on and on about how her background has molded and shaped her to be the conscious and committed person she s become She honors the hardscrabble lives of her forebears and acknowledges the profound impact they have on her Then there s her mother What a mother A hateful vicious selfish and disturbed woman that Serene Jones never uite gets around to seeing or understanding as mentally unstable The woman she describes sounds like a classic bipolar Jones writes about her pettiness jealousy vindictiveness and shallow s

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In a world full of moral and spiritual challenges Rev Dr Serene Jones reveals a spiritual path open to all seekers who want real guidance through complicated issues that affect us allAs the president of the Union Theological Seminary Rev Dr Serene Jones is one of America's foremost theologians In this bracingly honest and practical book Rev Dr Jones takes us on an emotional and intellectual journey to bring spirituality back into our lives Reconnecting I couldn t put it down SJ is a gifted writer who made a theological memoir into a page turner As it happens I land in the same theological terrain as she and found a kindred spirit here

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Ic landscape Call It Grace provides us with a vision of a system for how to live how to suffer cherish endure and thrive and with a way to approach and understand our divine natures impulses and possibilitiesWritten for everyone men and women left and right skeptic and believer people of all backgrounds and persuasions Call It Grace is a book for today's radical age of anxiety a book as serious and socially critical as it is helpful and broadly accessib This was an outstanding book I m glad I looked it up after listening to Serene Jones being interviewed by Krista Tippett on On Being It s been a while since I read a book from the academic realm of theology that captured me like this probably because it so expertly weaves in narratives that are unflinching about the blend of sin and grace At times her Calvinist background struck me as a bit harsher than what I grew up with but in today s fractured national and global context I can see the wisdom and clarity of Calvin s thought as Jones distills it Her manner of reflecting upon various stages and events in her life theologically is profoundly inspiring and encourages me to do the same And her call for a renewed emphasis on public theology is inspiring and challenging I can see it as long overdue but grapple with how I might answer that call


About the Author: Serene Jones

A highly respected scholar and public intellectual the Rev Dr Serene Jones is the 16th President of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York The first woman to head the 180 year old institution Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy She is also currently the President of the American Academy of Religion which annually hosts the world’s lar