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All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice

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At the root of the current political, economic, cultural, and ecological chaos is a national spiritual unrest, a fragmentation that has inhibited society's self-awareness and slowed theological progress to a glacial crawl.

In a nation where three-fourths of the population identifies as Christian and religion salts the political discourse, unrest has manifested itself as the
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Paperback, 194 pages
Published June 1st 2009 by Soft Skull Press (first published January 1st 2009)
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Jessica
Jun 30, 2010 added it
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I really, really enjoyed the first half. It's fascinating to hear why someone who doesn't believe in God in a literal/traditional sense chose to join a church. In fact, I was enjoying it so much so that I wanted to copy it and make everyone I know read it.


I did not enjoy the section on the environment and fundamentalism nearly as much--at times, he almost veers into Luddite territory. And now I fel like I need to re-read the first bit.

Overall, worth checking out, but fell short of the 'amazing'
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Dave
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
The question of how to deal with the Christian right is an important one, as is the question of whether religion is inherently a problem or if it just seems that way because the ones we're exposed to were designed as tools for power building. I used to be more of the opinion that religion is a horrible way to unify and educate people but after years of studying primitive groups and developing a better understanding of what our modern scientific approach requires in order to prove what's "true", ...more
Emily Wood
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I was interested in reading his books after seeing him speak at a racial equality conference. This book had a more religious theme but I did learn more about some of his interesting progressive ideas. Very inspirational.vNow would like to read his book about racial equality and prostitution.
Aaron
Oct 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Are you passionate about justice but have left your Christian faith behind? This book provides a progressive view of faith and the need for the Christianity as a narrative for justice in contemporary America. It's short, to the point, and an easy read.
Sonnie
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
Kinda meh. He had a few interesting things to say, but the way in which he says them is pretty much dry bones.
Jaime
Feb 19, 2010 rated it it was ok
Seemed like such a promising premise, but, my Lord, was it boring! And preachy. And arrogant. Blech.
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Robert Jensen is a professor in the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he teaches courses in media law, ethics, and politics. He worked as professional journalist for a decade before his academic career. Jensen is a board member of Culture Reframed, the first health promotion effort to recognize and address pornography as the public health crisis of the digital age, a ...more