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Serene Jones



Serene Jones is an American author and sixteenth president of Union Theological Seminary in New York, the first woman to hold that position. She has served as the chair of Yale University’s Program in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and is a past president of the American Academy of Religion.

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Call It Grace: Finding Meaning in a Fractured World

"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.

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A Seminary President on Finding Grace in the Age of Trump

The theologian Serene Jones, the first woman to head the Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is one of the most visible faces of a group that sometimes seems to have got lost in Donald Trump’s America: the religious left.

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"The Weight of Glory"—Union Theological Seminary President Serene Jones

President Serene Jones preaches at Chapel on "The Weight of Glory," as Union Theological Seminary kicks off it's 180th Academic Year.

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Feminist Theory And Christian Theology

This long-awaited text charts clearly and comprehensively the enormously important area of feminist theory—and brings it into fruitful conversation with Christian theology.

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How to Heal the Spiritual Pain of America

Over the past year, streams of commentaries have analyzed the ferocious and alarming combat marking this year’s presidential campaign. Few among them, however, include wide-ranging spiritual or theological accounts of what is transpiring.

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Rev. Dr. Serene Jones Preaches to Disciples of Christ General Assembly

In this far-reaching address, Rev. Jones describes the ways that white supremacy, greed, and the disregard for our environment have wounded our nation. She then offers a new path forward, one grounded in the love of Christ, and God's demand for justice.

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Feminist and Womanist Essays in Reformed Dogmatics

This book is a collection of essays by thirteen feminist and womanist authors who locate themselves within the Reformed tradition. Topics explored include: the Trinity, creation, election, atonement, the church, fear, resistance, and vocation.

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The Original Christmas Story Is Really About Refugees

Jesus tells us to welcome the stranger, to feed the hungry, to go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor. Jesus asks that we treat all of humanity with the same love, kindness and generosity that he modeled throughout his life.

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2021 Knippa Lecture Series Serene Jones Hd 720P

Rev. Dr. Serene Jones talks about the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Masacre in her Knippa Interfaith/Ecumenical Lecture entitled "Trauma and Grace: an Oklahoma History.

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Dr. Serene Jones on Owning Up to the Legacies of Racism

Serene Jones discusses the concepts of grace and sin in this 2019 interview.

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