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Trauma+Grace: Theology Brunch for March

Rev. Dr. E. Scott Jones
March 28 2019

“How do people, whose hearts and minds have been wounded by violence, come to feel and know the redeeming power of God’s grace?”

Trauma and Grace is a collection of essays that attempts to address two deeply interrelated faith claims: first, that the world is broken by violence and marred by harms we inflict on each other, and second, that God loves the world and desires that suffering be met by hope, love, and grace. The essays draw from Serene Jones’ personal experiences as well as her research in trauma studies, social sciences, and traditional theological sources.

Part 2 is an exploration of the cross through the lens of trauma studies, making this book a good selection for the Season of Lent.

Senior Minister Scott Jones will review and discuss Embracing Hopelessness at our next Theology Brunch, Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 at Early Bird Brunch.

Here is an excerpt from the chapter The Unending Cross

The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the 16th President of the historic Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York. The first woman to head the 182-year-old institution, Jones occupies the Johnston Family Chair for Religion and Democracy. She is a Past President of the American Academy of Religion, which annually hosts the world’s largest gathering of scholars of religion. Jones came to Union after seventeen years at Yale University, where she was the Titus Street Professor of Theology at the Divinity School and Chair of the University’s Program in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies.