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Jennings, Willie James 1961-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 30 publications in 1 language and 1,502 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Biography  History 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about Willie James Jennings
 
Most widely held works by Willie James Jennings
The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race by Willie James Jennings( )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weaving together the stories of Zurara, the royal chronicler of Prince Henry, the Jesuit theologian Jose de Acosta, the famed Anglican Bishop John William Colenso, and the former slave writer Olaudah Equiano, Jennings narrates a tale of loss, forgetfulness, and missed opportunities for the transformation of Christian communities. Touching on issues of slavery, geography, Native American history, Jewish-Christian relations, literacy, and translation, he brilliantly exposes how the loss of land and the supersessionist ideas behind the Christian missionary movement are both deeply implicated in the invention of race
Acts by Willie James Jennings( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution--life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. According to Jennings, Acts is like Genesis, revealing a God who is moving over the land, "putting into place a holy repetition that speaks of the willingness of God to invade our every day and our every moment." He reminds us that Acts took place in a time of Empire, when the people were caught between diaspora Israel and the Empire of Rome. The spirit of God intervened, offering new life to both. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world. --
Healing our broken humanity : practices for revitalizing the church and renewing the world by Grace Ji-Sun Kim( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We live in conflicted times. Our newsfeeds are filled with inequality, division, and fear. We want to make a difference and see justice restored because Jesus calls us to be a peacemaking and reconciling people. But how do we do this? Based on their work with diverse churches, colleges, and other organizations, Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill offer Christian practices that can bring healing and hope to a broken world. They provide ten ways to transform society, from lament and repentance to relinquishing power, reinforcing agency, and more. Embodying these practices enables us to be the new humanity in Jesus Christ, so the church and world can experience reconciliation, justice, unity, peace, and love. With small group activities, discussion questions, and exercises in each chapter, this book is ideal to read together in community. Discover here how to bring real change to a dehumanized world. --
On being Christian-- and human : essays in celebration of Ray S. Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glimpsing resurrection : cancer, trauma, and ministry by Deanna A Thompson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Glimpsing Resurrection, Deanna A. Thompson combines recent trauma research with compelling first-person narrative to provide insight into the traumatic dimensions of living with a serious illness. Her aim is to help those who are ill and those who care for and minister to them deepen their understanding of how best to offer support. "The tendency for Christians to move almost immediately from death to proclamations of new life risks alienating those for whom healing and new life seem out of reach," says Thompson. Glimpsing Resurrection focuses less on the "why" to help readers instead come to terms with the "how" of living with a serious disease. In particular, Thompson provides a framework and concrete suggestions for how to be a church where those who are undone by illness can be undone, as well as a place that can love and support them to hope. - from publisher
Reclaiming the creature : anthropological vision in the thought of Athanasius of Alexandria and Karl Barth by Willie James Jennings( )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religion and the futures of blackness( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tear open the heavens : race, violence, and faith in our time by Willie James Jennings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ACTS (TCB) by Willie James Jennings( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rootedness : beyond skin-deep [Inner Compass no. 1308]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When called upon to define who we are, not many think to mention our land and neighbors. But it wasn't always that way. Willie Jennings, Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, invites a return to the rootedness that communities used to enjoy. His book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, suggests connections should grow from shared spaces--not shared attributes such as skin color--and that Christians need to be modeling this
 
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The Christian imagination : theology and the origins of race
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On being Christian-- and human : essays in celebration of Ray S. Anderson
Languages
English (30)