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By Joe R. Jones

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ISBN-13: 9781498216876

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Joe Jones, a retired and famous systematic theologian, confesses he has a lover's quarrel with the church. In wide-ranging writings in most cases courting in view that 2006, he forthrightly argues for a theologically sound figuring out of the church. And he pursues a multi-faceted critique of the feckless ways that genuine churches--ministers and laity--balk and betray their rightful calling to witness in notice and deed to God. he's particularly severe of the sensible ways that congregations turn into not more than replicate photographs in their sociopolitical milieu, no matter if to the ideal or to the left. for that reason the quarrel, trenchantly pursued in significant essays, blogs, and religious reflections on his personal prior. however it is still crystal transparent to Jones in his realized and profound confession that it really is his loved church with which he quarrels and approximately which he nonetheless has extravagant hopes. A Lover's Quarrel is a ebook applicable for ministers and laity, scholars and professors, and realized skeptics.

"Joe Jones writes as he speaks, with ardour and lightweight. Addressing matters in church and society, besides probing reflections upon our lives as contributors and individuals of households, he invitations his reader, frequently with arresting poignancy, to freshly and deeply ponder the which means of God's motion in Jesus Christ."
--D. Newell Williams, President and Professor of contemporary and American Church background, Brite Divinity School

"Intellectual piety, ethical and social ardour, and pastoral concern--all educated via a profound experience of the grace of God and conveyed in arresting language--animate those essays, own memoirs, and sermons. while Jones writes that below the preaching and educating of his past due loved pastor one received 'an inescapable experience that we have been lovingly unmasked and forgiven and challenged to reside differently,' these phrases may be taken to explain the cumulative impression of this e-book at the reader."
--J. Gerald Janzen, MacAllister-Petticrew emeritus Professor of previous testomony, Christian Theological Seminary

"A Lover's Quarrel is way greater than a memoir and summation of Jones' concept; it's a publication of theology. Jones' transparent description of the discourses and practices which are 'church' is carefully utilized to the yankee church as a decision to faithfulness in all parts of existence, together with the political area. most significantly, this can be a booklet jam-packed with hope--that the church will rediscover its middle, its witness, and its very identity."
--Chip Kooi, Professor of Theology, Oklahoma Christian University

Joe R. Jones is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Ethics at Christian Theological Seminary, in Indianapolis, and now dwelling in retirement in his homeland of Oklahoma urban. he's the writer of the nonetheless common A Grammar of Christian religion: Systematic Explorations in Christian existence and Doctrine (2002) and On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times (2005).

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