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Theology doesn't come to us neatly packaged from above. There is a sense in which all theology is autobiography. We learn it as we live it, and the place where we live it out is within our own story. It's not that there is no such thing as objective truth. It's just that we come to know what we know not only as we think our way into it with our minds but as we live into it with the whole of our lives. As theologians, our own stories inevitably matter.
In Walking with Jesus in Strange Places, John Swinton uses fragments of his own story to show how that story has impacted the way he sees and practices theology. His place of formation walking alongside people living with intellectual disabilities, mental health challenges, and dementia has gifted Swinton with the opportunity to ask different questions of the tradition—questions that emerge from the lives of people who see the world differently. That learning has shaped him as a theologian. It has also raised some crucial questions around the nature of faithfulness, discipleship, and exactly what kind of community the church is and should be in both theory and in practice. As we reflect on these matters, the hope is that all of us together can begin to appreciate more deeply the goodness, kindness, and love of God for all human beings.
|Title: Walking with Jesus in Strange Places
By: John Swinton
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2022
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
Weight: 4 ounces
Series: My Theology
Stock No: WW484530
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