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Rebecca Ann Parker

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Proverbs of Ashes
Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us
Written by Rita Nakashima Brock and Rebecca Ann Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: November 18, 2002
Price: $22.00

Rebecca Parker was a young minister in Seattle when a woman walked into her church and asked if God really wanted her to accept her husband’s beatings and bear them gladly, as Jesus bore the cross. Parker knew, at that moment, that if she were to answer the woman's question truthfully... Read more >

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A House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century
Written by John Beuhrens and Rebecca Ann Parker


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $16.00

For over a generation, conservative religion has seemed dominant in America. But there are signs of a strengthening liberal religious movement. For it to flourish, laypeople need a sense of their theological heritage. A House for Hope lays out, in lively and engaging language, the theological house that religious liberalism has... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

A House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century
Written by John Beuhrens and Rebecca Ann Parker


Format: eBook
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $25.95

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Saving Paradise
How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire
Written by Rebecca Ann Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $27.50

One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2008

During their first millennium, Christians filled their sanctuaries with images of Christ as a living presence-as a shepherd, teacher, healer, or an enthroned god. He is serene and surrounded by lush scenes, depictions of this world as paradise. Yet once he appeared as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Saving Paradise
How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire
Written by Rebecca Ann Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock


Format: eBook
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $27.50

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Also available as a trade paperback.
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