Far from an abstract general manual on church planting and making disciples, Jennings helps us to see the heart of the challenge of the NT church, following the boundary transgressing love of the Spirit that creates a new order that sends shock waves to everyone around. 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. Willie Jennings’ book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale 2010) won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Short Reviews of Recent Publications: Christian Origins. His commentary on the Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. Their intimacy is achieved at the expense of the larger community. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. While some see Acts as the story of… 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. I read this commentary alongside a couple of other Acts commentaries written by white men, commentaries which I deeply appreciate. 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. His course, like Stanley Hauerwas’s introduction to ethics, ... Jennings’s 2017 commentary on Acts witnesses to this new humanity on every page. The item Acts, Willie James Jennings represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Boston University Libraries. We are familiar with the Jewish-Christian struggles in Acts, but Jennings guides us to think more deeply about the Jewish diaspora and the trauma that empire imposes. 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. But by the second half of the book I was tired of overstated premises and, frankly, shouting. --Amos Yong, Professor of Theology and Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary, and author of Who Is the Holy Spirit: A Walk with the Apostles. Click here for the lowest price! They band together to support each other in withholding the proceeds of their property while appearing to give it all. This is an important voice for our time." There's prophetic criticism here. I don't want to tune it out. These items are shipped from and sold by different sellers. Jennings’s particular talent is to ask questions of both the text and the context that bring us to understandings of the text that can reshape our vision of this vital book of the Bible. 00:42:00 - Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana … Willie J. Jennings Acts, Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2017) $40 (Amazon). Besides your commentary, what are your top recommended books (commentaries or otherwise) on Acts? Jennings released Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible through the Belief Bible commentary series in 2017. Shareable Link. In order to do so, I’m going to be describing some of the features of the 7. In his commentary on Acts, Jennings builds on that but also works through how Acts has been misunderstood to allow for supersessionism. He takes the reader on a theological tour of Acts, and like a good tour guide, he describes the familiar places thoughtfully. This compelling work is indispensable for current theological and cultural conversations about race, colonization, Scripture, supersessionism, and the relationship between humans and land. Commentaries on Acts. 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. This compelling work is indispensable for current theological and cultural conversations about race, colonization, Scripture, supersessionism, and the relationship between humans and land. The book of Acts thus ignites faithful discipleship for a plurimorphic and polyglot people of God navigating the nationalisms, ethnocentrisms, and globalisms of the third millennium!" ... Jennings’s 2017 commentary on Acts … I want to be what I think Jennings wishes for us to be. His 'further reflections' are worth the price of the book alone. In his commentary on the passage, Willie James Jennings does not mince words about them: Really brilliant! The Revolution of the Intimate: Reading Acts with Willie Jennings Thomas J. Millay Stone-Campbell Journal Confernece Johnson University, TN April 5, 2019 The simple goal of the following paper is to get you to want to read Willie Jennings’s commentary on Acts. Wonderful connections to life in our time! What project are you currently working on? In order to do so, I’m going to be describing some of the features of the Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. Acts. There's prophetic criticism here. In Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible, edited by Amy Plantinga Pauw and William C. Placher. As I began to read this book, I found Jennings's fiery prose and keen critical analysis stimulating. --Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, "Jennings writes as poet, preacher, and prophet. Sellers, and it wears on me until I begin to tune it out describing the Ananias... 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