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By Joe R. Jones

ISBN-10: 1498216870

ISBN-13: 9781498216876

ISBN-10: 1625642261

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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 general 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 real churches--ministers and laity--balk and betray their rightful calling to witness in observe and deed to God. he's particularly serious of the sensible ways that congregations develop into not more than replicate pictures in their sociopolitical milieu, even if to the best or to the left. therefore the quarrel, trenchantly pursued in significant essays, blogs, and non secular reflections on his personal previous. however it is still crystal transparent to Jones in his realized and profound confession that it really is his cherished church with which he quarrels and approximately which he nonetheless has extravagant hopes. A Lover's Quarrel is a booklet applicable for ministers and laity, scholars and professors, and discovered 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 think about the which means of God's motion in Jesus Christ."
--D. Newell Williams, President and Professor of recent and American Church historical past, Brite Divinity School

"Intellectual piety, ethical and social ardour, and pastoral concern--all proficient by means of a profound experience of the grace of God and conveyed in arresting language--animate those essays, own memoirs, and sermons. whilst Jones writes that lower than the preaching and educating of his overdue loved pastor one won 'an inescapable experience that we were lovingly unmasked and forgiven and challenged to reside differently,' these phrases may be taken to explain the cumulative impression of this booklet 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 e-book 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 components of lifestyles, together with the political area. most significantly, it is a e-book choked with hope--that the church will rediscover its heart, 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 residing in retirement in his place of birth of Oklahoma urban. he's the writer of the nonetheless commonly used A Grammar of Christian religion: Systematic Explorations in Christian lifestyles and Doctrine (2002) and On Being the Church of Jesus Christ in Tumultuous Times (2005).

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