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Jones, L. Gregory

Works: 49 works in 145 publications in 1 language and 4,793 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Sermons  Textbooks  Textbooks for adults (Methodist) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, htt, Other
Classifications: BT83.78, 241
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about L. Gregory Jones
Most widely held works by L. Gregory Jones
Transformed judgment : toward a Trinitarian account of the moral life by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spine title: Transformed judgement. Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-184) and index
Why narrative? : readings in narrative theology by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 538 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
Forgiving as we've been forgiven : community practices for making peace by L. Gregory Jones( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 496 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
Reading in communion : scripture and ethics in Christian life by Stephen E Fowl( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Touching on topics such as church and civil religion and Jewish-Christian relations, this celebration of Stanley Hauerwas's thought is certain to evoke thoughtful engagement and spiritual reflection. The book also engages Hauerwas's contributions to key theological twentieth-century developments, including narrative theology, virtue and medical ethics, Christian pacifism, and ecclesiology in a post-Christendom era."--Jacket
Spirituality and social embodiment by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays provide a new way of envisioning the relationship between spirituality and social embodiment. Some authors provide re-readings of pre-modern theology, others address our circumstances more directly, but all seek ways to place our spiritualities and politics before the God who desires to redeem us, body and soul
Resurrecting excellence : shaping faithful Christian ministry by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 214 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
Rethinking metaphysics by Gregory W Jones( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Out of the ashes of the post-modern critique of metaphysics comes a series of important essays which re-think the place of metaphysics in theological and philosophical inquiry. This book ranges across a variety of philosophical and theological traditions, engaging such figures as Plato and Augustine, as well as Gillian Rose, Jacques Derrida, Donald Davidson, C.S. Peirce, and Jean Luc Marion. The authors of these essays directly confront a variety of post-modern critiques of metaphysical speculation, while, nonetheless, arguing that there is still a significant future for reflection on metaphysical questions. Unified by an agreement about the urgent need to re-think metaphysics rather than a common set of answers, these essays should provoke a wide-ranging and lively discussion among philosophers and theologians."--Jacket
Theology and scriptural imagination( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 199 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 by James Joseph Buckley( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 163 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 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 118 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
Navigating the future : traditioned innovation for wilder seas by L. Gregory Jones( )

2 editions published in 2021 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traditioned innovation is a habit of being and living that cultivates a certain kind of moral imagination shaped by storytelling and expressed in creative, transformational action. Moral imagination is about character, which depends on ongoing formation that takes place in friendships and communities that embody traditions and that are sustained by institutions. There is no quick-fix or set of techniques that will create a mindset of traditioned innovation. But we do believe that you can learn to cultivate it by : becoming immersed in an imaginative engagement with the story of God told through Scripture ; learning from exemplary institutions, communities, and people practicing traditioned innovation ; discovering new skills for integrating character formation and dense networks of friendships, communities and institutions into your leadership and life. Navigating the Future will explore stories and tips for cultivating traditioned innovation that will stimulate your thinking and inspire your imagination for more faithful and fruitful living along with the cultivation of more vibrant, life-giving institutions
Everyday matters : intersections of life and faith by L. Gregory Jones( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These writings focus on Christian journeying with God
The irrational Jesus : leading the fully human church by Ken Evers-Hood( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'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 dilemma game and how this makes Paul an irrational leader, too. Discover how playing better games in church can foster hopeful, flourishing communities. Improve your decision-making; learn when to plan for irrationality and when to live into it ... [This book] addresses these issues and more. Integrating the insights of behavioral economists such as Dan Ariely, the gameful thinking of Jane McGonigal, and cutting-edge ideas from decision theory, Evers-Hood articulates a behavioral theology for fully human pastors of fully human congregations--a fresh perspective that will change how pastors and other church leaders see themselves, the institutions they serve, and the scriptural and theological tradition."--
Jubilee and social justice : a dangerous quest to overcome inequalities by Kim Tan( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Impact Investor" Kim Tan challenges the church to ask whether or not the gospel as we interpret it today really embodies the jubilee vision of the Bible. Imagine a group of forty adults living in a community, assisting each other to buy houses, sharing material wealth and releasing the surplus to help others as a practical outworking of the biblical principles of jubilee. Kim Tan was part of this group who defined principles of sacrificial generosity, stewardship, and social holiness. This book is in two parts. First it walks through the Old Testament on the Jubilee program as given in the covenant to Israel at Mt. Sinai. An idealistic vision was followed by the failure of Israel to practice this teaching. We trace the Jubilee practices in the New Testament through the early Church and later Church history. The second part focuses on modern expressions of Jubilee as it has caught the imagination of various individuals and groups working out different aspects of the Jubilee in their lives
The magnificent future : messages of hope for the church by Jameson Jones( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Why narrative? : readings in narrative theologyEmbodying forgiveness : a theological analysisForgiving as we've been forgiven : community practices for making peaceReading in communion : scripture and ethics in Christian lifeThe scope of our art : the vocation of the theological teacherGod, truth, and witness : engaging Stanley HauerwasSpirituality and social embodimentResurrecting excellence : shaping faithful Christian ministry
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