A Theology of Conversation – A Reading List

April 5, 2018


This week, I’ve been revising the theology chapter of my forthcoming book on conversation, HOW THE BODY OF CHRIST TALKS (Brazos Press, 2019), and getting ready for some upcoming events that I will be doing on conversation.


Here’s a list of books that have played a vital role in shaping the theology of my work on conversation.

By ERB Editor C. Christopher Smith

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[easyazon_link identifier=”0664234003″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Acts: A Theological Commentary on the Bible (Belief: a Theological Commentary on the Bible)[/easyazon_link] 

Willie James Jennings


Jennings reflects on the theological dynamics of conversation in the book of Acts, especially exploring how the early churches navigated the tension between the Jewish tradition they inherited and the ways that the Holy Spirit was leading and transforming them, and how the churches made discernments related to this tension.

For a superb intro to this book…
Listen to Jennings’ talk
from the Slow Church Conference (2014)



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