Friday, June 12, 2020 - 7:00pm

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Phuc Luu will be in conversation with Kate Martin Williams.

Why is there a theology for the SINNER but not a theology for the SINNED AGAINST? 

Much of Western Christianity has subdued the narra- tive of Jesus as a Palestinian Jewish healer and libera- tor who served the sick and oppressed. But the Jesus of the Gospels is a revolutionary who stands with the sinned against, the wounded, and the marginalized. In Jesus of the East, author Phuc Luu re-narrates the life of Jesus to show how he made it his work to topple systems that privileged the few and disregarded the many, especially the poor and lowest. 

Phuc Luu immigrated with his family to the United States from Vietnam when he was four. Luu is now a theologian, philoso- pher, and artist creating work in Houston, Texas, to narrow the divide between ideas and beauty. If theology is speaking about God, Luu seeks to give new language and grammar to what theology has not yet said. He served for seven years on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee for the American Friends Service Committee (Quakers). He holds degrees in theology (MDiv, PhD) and philosophy (MA), but has learned the most from the places where people ask difficult questions, where they live in the land between pain and hope, and where these stories are told.

Kate Martin Williams is a writer/owner at Bloomsday. She attended the University of Tennessee and earned a Master of Arts in English with a Creative Writing emphasis from the University of Tennessee. She holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from Rice University, and in a former life, she chilled her writerly bones on an ice rink as a competitive (but decidedly non-combative) figure skater and coach. Her writing life has led her to bear witness to the stories of activists, survivors, visionaries, and the everyday people who make a difference by living engaged lives. She lives in Houston with three ridiculously lovely children, ridiculously supportive husband, and their dog, Abigail, who’s just plain ridiculous.

Jesus of the East: Reclaiming the Gospel for the Wounded Cover Image
By Phuc Luu, Phuc Luu, Gregory Boyle (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781513806716
Availability: Not On Our Shelves. Usually arrives in 7-10 Days due to Covid-19 shipping delays.
Published: Herald Press (VA) - June 16th, 2020