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=”0385517521″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Compassion: A Reflection on the Christian Life[/easyazon_link] 

Nouwen, McNeill, Morrison


Compassion is one of the foremost virtues that is cultivated in us through conversation. In conversation, we learn to enter into the sufferings ( Latin root: passion) of others.



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