A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
For over a generation now, conservative religion has had a monopoly in the United States. Or so our politics and the popular press have told us. Both have a tendency to polarize: religion=conservative versus liberal=secular individualist. But this view is simplistic and one-dimensional.
About the Author
John A. Buehrens was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001 and is now minister of the First Parish Church in Needham, Massachusetts. He is coauthor of "A Chosen Faith" and author of "Understanding the Bible."
Rebecca Ann Parker is president of and professor of theology at Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, and coauthor of "Saving Paradise" and "Proverbs of Ashes." An ordained United Methodist minister, Parker has dual fellowship with the United Methodist Church and the Unitarian Universalist Association.
“A thoughtful meditation on religion, duty, and the common good.”—Booklist
“To some observers, religion and conservatism have become inextricably fused. But to [Buehrens and Parker], something new is emerging—a liberal religious renaissance.”—Steven Levingston, The Washington Post
“For nearly three decades, journalists and pundits have focused on the views and beliefs of the Religious Right and basically ignored members of America’s mainline and liberal Protestant establishment. . . . [Buehrens and Parker] have set out to reintroduce people to the riches and bounties of progressive religion.”—Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
“Buehrens and Parker begin with the life of service and work for justice and deepen it to show the implicit beliefs that it assumes and that are implicit in it. They show that progressive Protestants can be proud and articulate about their beliefs.”—John B. Cobb Jr., coauthor of For the Common Good