"Theology is a place and a story. Theology is the place and story you think of when you ask yourself about the meaning of your life, of the world, and the possibility of God."
So begins Serene Jones's epic work of raw truth, fierce love, and
spiritual teaching as muscular as the fractured soul of this century
demands. From her abiding Oklahoma roots to her historic leadership of a
legendary New York seminary, her story illuminates the deep fault lines
of this age--and points beyond them.
With a voice that is at once frank
and poetic, humble and prophetic, intimate and practical, Jones makes
complex teachings around hatred, forgiveness, mercy, justice, death,
sin, and grace understandable and immediately applicable for modern
people. Excavating the wisdom of great theological voices--Soren
Kierkegaard, Reinhold Niebuhr, John Calvin, James Baldwin, James Cone,
Luce Irigaray, Saint Teresa of Avila--she brings them to life with an
intimacy and vividness that illumines our lives and our culture now. At
the same time, and with great beauty, Call It Grace reveals Serene Jones as a towering voice of a new, and urgently necessary, public theology for this century.