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Jones, L. Gregory

Overview
Works: 43 works in 118 publications in 1 language and 4,309 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Sermons  Textbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BT83.78, 241
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about L. Gregory Jones
 
Most widely held works by L. Gregory Jones
Why narrative? : readings in narrative theology by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embodying forgiveness : a theological analysis by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of forgiveness is often taken to be either too easy or too difficult. On the one hand, forgiveness is sometimes made too easy by today's therapeutic culture, which views forgiveness mainly as a means for making ourselves and others feel better. On the other hand, forgiveness is sometimes taken to be too difficult by those who believe that violence is the only effective force for responding to injustice. This volume by L. Gregory Jones argues that neither of these extreme views is appropriate and offers, to society as a whole, a biblically centered exploration of what it truly means to embody Christian forgiveness.--From publisher's description
Reading in communion : scripture and ethics in Christian life by Stephen E Fowl( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transformed judgment : toward a Trinitarian account of the moral life by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scope of our art : the vocation of the theological teacher( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, truth, and witness : engaging Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgiving as we've been forgiven : community practices for making peace by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Greg Jones and Célestin Musekura describe how churches and communities can cultivate the habits that make forgiveness possible on a daily basis
Rethinking metaphysics by Gregory W Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spirituality and social embodiment( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrecting excellence : shaping faithful Christian ministry by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resurrecting Excellence aims to rekindle and encourage among Christian leaders an unselfish ambition for the gospel that shuns both competition and mediocrity and rightly focuses on the beauty, power, and excellence of living as faithful disciples of the crucified and risen Christ. Drawing on ancient traditions and on contemporary voices, L. Gregory Jones offer both a theology of excellence and portraits of pastors, lay leaders, and congregations that embody "a more excellent way."--Publisher's description
Theology and scriptural imagination( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of biblical exegetes and interpretations of scripture which aim to articulate overlapping as well as competing directions in modern theology
Theology and eschatology at the turn of the millennium( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grace upon grace : essays in honor of Thomas A. Langford( Book )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christian social innovation : renewing Wesleyan witness by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody seems interested in innovation and entrepreneurship these days. Start-ups are generating new jobs, creating wealth and providing solutions to longstanding problems. People are also aware that old-line social institutions need innovative approaches that provide renewal, re-establish trust and cultivate sustainability. What do faith communities have to do with innovation and entrepreneurship? Faith communities have their own need for innovation, demonstrated in a growing interest in starting new churches, developing "fresh expressions" for gatherings of community and discussions about how to cultivate a renewed sense of mission. But do faith communities have anything unique to contribute to conversations about innovation and entrepreneurship, especially in "social entrepreneurship"? At first glance, the answer seems to be "no." Burgeoning literature on social entrepreneurship barely mentions the church or other faith-based institutions -- and when it does they're often described as part of the broken institutional landscape. Recently much of the most innovative and entrepreneurial work in these sectors has been done apart from faith communities, whether through secular non-governmental organizations (e.g., Teach for America, Knowledge is Power Program schools) or for-profit businesses (e.g., hospitals and hospices). Indeed, it is now often assumed that faith and faith communities either are irrelevant to social innovation and entrepreneurship or are a significant obstacle. We believe too many people in faith communities, and faith-based organizations themselves, turned inward. They became preoccupied with managing what already existed rather than focusing on innovative renewal of their organizations and entrepreneurial approaches to starting new ones. However, Christian social innovation, at its best, depends on a conception of hope different than the optimism that often characterizes secular endeavors, a hope that acknowledges personal and social brokenness. Further, faith communities, at their best, have embodied perseverance, often bringing people together across generations and diverse sectors to imagine how common effort and faith might overcome obstacles. Although some faith communities have lost the "at-their-best" focus, new conversations and experiments are emerging beyond the goal of starting new congregations. But they tend to be "and" conversations: faith and innovation, faith and entrepreneurship, faith and leadership. We don't think this goes deep enough. Faith might truly "animate" social innovation and entrepreneurship. In this perspective, faith is not held at a distance from the activities of life but is instead its vital force, providing the imagination, passion and commitment that lead to transformation
Everyday matters : intersections of life and faith by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These writings focus on Christian journeying with God
The magnificent future : messages of hope for the church by Jameson Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irrational Jesus : leading the fully human church by Ken Evers-Hood( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behavioral science books are popping up on bestseller lists: Predictably Irrational; Thinking, Fast and Slow; Nudge; Decisive. Even the White House launched a Behavioral Insights Team to match the British Ministry of Nudges. Conspicuously absent from this conversation is the church. The Irrational Jesus bridges this gap. Ken Evers-Hood looks at Jesus through the lens of cognitive heuristics (mental shortcuts) and biases (blind spots) and makes the case that a fully human Jesus is predictably irrational--just like all of us. Find out how the Apostle Paul's community building mirrors a prisoner's
Attentiveness : being present by Susan Pendleton Jones( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgiveness : letting go : study & reflection guide by Susan Pendleton Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God, truth, and witness : engaging Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Embodying forgiveness : a theological analysis
Alternative Names
L. Gregory Jones American academic

Languages
English (94)

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Embodying forgiveness : a theological analysisReading in communion : scripture and ethics in Christian lifeTransformed judgment : toward a Trinitarian account of the moral lifeThe scope of our art : the vocation of the theological teacherGod, truth, and witness : engaging Stanley HauerwasForgiving as we've been forgiven : community practices for making peaceSpirituality and social embodimentResurrecting excellence : shaping faithful Christian ministry