A House for Hope

Paperback $16.00

May 03, 2011 | 208 Pages

Ebook $25.95

May 04, 2010

  • Paperback $16.00

    May 03, 2011 | 208 Pages

  • Ebook $25.95

    May 04, 2010


“A thoughtful meditation on religion, duty, and the common good.”—Booklist

“To some observers, religion and conservatism have become inextricably fused. But to [Buehrens and Parker], something new is emerging—a liberal religious renaissance.”—Steven Levingston, The Washington Post

“For nearly three decades, journalists and pundits have focused on the views and beliefs of the Religious Right and basically ignored members of America’s mainline and liberal Protestant establishment. . . . [Buehrens and Parker] have set out to reintroduce people to the riches and bounties of progressive religion.”—Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
“Buehrens and Parker begin with the life of service and work for justice and deepen it to show the implicit beliefs that it assumes and that are implicit in it. They show that progressive Protestants can be proud and articulate about their beliefs.”—John B. Cobb Jr., coauthor of For the Common Good

Table Of Contents

John Buehrens and Rebecca Parker
Part One
The Garden
Chapter One: This Holy Ground
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Two: Last Things First
John Buehrens
Part Two
The Sheltering Walls
Chapter Three: Life Together
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Four: Restoring Heartwood
John Buehrens
Part Three
The Roof
Chapter Five: Deliver Us from Evil
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Six: Taking Refuge
John Buehrens
Part Four
The Foundations
Chapter Seven: The Rocks Will Cry Out
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Eight: The Changing of the Foundations 
John Buehrens
Part Five
The Welcoming Rooms
Chapter Nine: A Home for Love
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Ten: The Welcome Table
John Buehrens
Chapter Eleven: A Sanctuary for the Spirit
John Buehrens and Rebecca Parker
Part Six
The Threshold
Chapter Twelve: No Caravan of Despair
Rebecca Parker
Chapter Thirteen: A Call to Partnership

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