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Summary Call It Grace

Call It Grace

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. 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 but that is exactly what this was for me I loved this book and was deeply moved by her honesty and humility in describing life events that challenged her theology and beliefs and how she struggled and often fell short in living them out

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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. 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 devoted to this topic not to mention scads that can be learned from various psychological fields esp those dealing with motivation and loss Yes I know an academic critiue but it can t be helped Still there is one fatal area of disagreement and that is the unwavering assumption that god however framed here is the purveyor of grace and not it s counterpart sin I disagree with this dichotomy as I can t reconcile otherwise based on this single reading Otherwise a decent work with a human story

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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. 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 life for civil rights and the rights of all people but she lets us know early on that her grandfather that wonderful father s father was an overt racist and was also sexually abusive to the young women in the family Her mother though she was a striking beauty and nominally a Christian was a self centered woman who resented her children and treated them badly all their lives The tirade against her daughter that this woman goes on in her early seventies when Serene was assuming her post as President of Union was almost unbelievable in its pettiness and viciousness She seemed not to have learned a thing in her seventy years of lifeJones begins winningly w

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • Call It Grace
  • Serene Jones
  • English
  • 06 December 2018
  • 9780735223646

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



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 I was fascinated because of Jones' position as president of a theological seminary I was raised to believe that a Chris

  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 approac

  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 theo

  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 life for civil rights and the rights of all people but she lets us know early on that her grandfather—that wonderful father’s father—was an overt racist and was also sexually abusive to the young women in the family Her mother t

  5. says:

    Serene Jones has written about the life of faith as a prominent theologian combining personal and family stories and experiences with the intellectual concepts of the great theological thinkers A beautiful exploration of h

  6. says:

    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 mem

  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 about the blend of sin and grace

  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 but that is exa

  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

  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 spiritual life in whatever form it takes I found this to be a very compelling book

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