In his commentary on Acts, Jennings builds on that but also works through how Acts has been misunderstood to allow for supersessionism. Please use a different way to share. In his commentary on the passage, Willie James Jennings does not mince words about them: Learn more. In this episode, Willie James Jennings joins host Amy Hughes to talk about his The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race ten years after its publication. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. Like the best of tour guides, he also takes the reader to places of importance that are often unnoticed. Acts. Jennings’s particular talent is to ask questions of both the text and the context that bring us to understandings of the text that can reshape our vision of this vital book of the Bible. The item Acts, Willie James Jennings represents a specific, individual, material embodiment of a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Boston University Libraries. Dr. Willie James Jennings’s work is always insightful and powerful. Commentary on Acts 2:42-47 View Bible Text . While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. Commentaries on Acts. Jennings released Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible through the Belief Bible commentary series in 2017. —Willie Jame Jennings, Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (2017), 28-31 (my emphasis). He takes the reader on a theological tour of Acts, and like a good tour guide, he describes the familiar places thoughtfully. But by the second half of the book I was tired of overstated premises and, frankly, shouting. Commentaries on Acts. Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution--life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. One should not expect from it the historical, literary, linguistic things one would find in a standard biblical commentary, although he is aware of them. Short Reviews of Recent Publications: Christian Origins. Ships from and sold by Book Depository UK. April 13, 2008. His commentary on the Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. This commentary preaches as faithfully as it teaches." The Revolution of the Intimate: Reading Acts with Willie Jennings Thomas J. Millay Stone-Campbell Journal Confernece Johnson University, TN April 5, 2019 The simple goal of the following paper is to get you to want to read Willie Jennings’s commentary on Acts. Willie Jennings’ book ... His commentary on the Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. Please buy this one for you and a friend! This work is extraordinary for its beauty, creativity, depth, and wonder; it reads as a series of kerygmatic riffs, ruminations, and exhortations on the words of Acts as they encounter the church today. He is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which received the American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category as well as the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. A list of the best commentaries on Acts ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site users. Shareable Link. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Page after page, readers of Jennings's work, like the Saul of Acts 9, may find vision-obscuring scales falling away from their eyes. Through his fresh, stimulating interpretation of the book of Acts, Jennings offers profound and deep theological-ethical engagement with Luke's second volume. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. We are familiar with the Jewish-Christian struggles in Acts, but Jennings guides us to think more deeply about the Jewish diaspora and the trauma that empire imposes. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. --Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt University Divinity School, "Jennings writes as poet, preacher, and prophet. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Commentary on Acts 2:42-47. For the uninitiated, Dr. Willie Jennings is an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Pre-order The Fast 800 Easy now with Pre-order Price Guarantee. Hardcover, 9780664234003, 0664234003 Wonderful connections to life in our time, Reviewed in the United States on 16 May 2020, Reviewed in the United States on 14 May 2019, Reviewed in the United States on 7 November 2020, Westminster John Knox Press; Unabridged edition (6 April 2017). Far from an abstract general manual on church planting and making disciples, Jennings helps us to see the heart of the challenge of the NT church, following the boundary transgressing love of the Spirit that creates a new order that sends shock waves to everyone around. 00:42:00 - Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana … and this is good news." For the uninitiated, Dr. Willie Jennings is an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Three thousand new believers may sound like an evangelist’s dream, but think of the chaos. Willie James Jennings was a longtime and beloved academic dean at Duke Divinity School, where I studied with him. Willie Jennings plays on this double meaning when he speaks of the “common reoriented ... Commentary on Acts 2:42-47. Willie Jennings’ book ... His commentary on the Book of Acts, titled Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (for the Belief Series, Westminster/John Knox) received the Reference Book of the Year Award from The Academy of Parish Clergy in 2018. The famous story of Ananias and Sapphira is told in Acts 5. One of these series is published by Westminster John Knox Press under the series name: Belief: A Theological Commentary on the Bible. This is an important voice for our time." In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. It looks like WhatsApp is not installed on your phone. Please choose a different delivery location. The famous story of Ananias and Sapphira is told in Acts 5. In this new commentary for the Belief series, award-winning author and theologian Willie James Jennings explores the relevance of the book of Acts for the struggles of today. After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging, Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, There are 0 reviews and 1 rating from Australia. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolution life in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. While some see Acts as the story of the founding of the Christian church, Jennings argues that it is so much more, depicting revolutionlife in the disrupting presence of the Spirit of God. Jennings shows that Acts teaches how people of faith can yield to the Spirit to overcome the divisions of our present world. 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