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Rebecca Parker

Full name: Rev Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker

Rebecca Parker

The Rev. Dr. Rebecca Ann Parker is a theologian who served as president of the Unitarian Universalist Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley, California, from 1999 to 2014. She is the co-author with Rita Nakashima Brock of Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us (Beacon Press, 2001) and Saving Paradise: How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire (Beacon Press, 2008) and co-author, with John A. Buehrens, of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century (Beacon Press, 2011). A collection of her essays, Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now, appeared in 2006 (Skinner House Books).

 

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Beacon Press

Proverbs of Ashes
Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us

Rebecca Parker, Rita Nakashima Brock

From Beacon Press
Saving Paradise
How Christianity Traded Love of This World for Crucifixion and Empire

Rebecca Parker, Rita Nakashima Brock

From Beacon Press
House for Hope
The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-First Century

John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Parker

From Beacon Press

Building the World We Dream About | Tapestry of Faith

Handout 2: Not Somewhere Else, But Here

Rebecca Parker

From Building the World We Dream About
Excerpted from an essay originally published in Soul Work: Anti-Racist Theologies in Dialogue, eds. Marjorie Bowens-Wheatley and Nancy Palmer Jones,...

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UU World

Early Christians emphasized paradise, not crucifixion

Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker

From UU World Magazine
For almost 1,000 years, the Christian church emphasized paradise, not Crucifixion. How Christianity took a disastrous turn, and how we can rediscover...
Love as a way of life

Rebecca Parker

From UU World Magazine
Love demands justice; it can't simply be an emergency strategy when everything has gone wrong.
Against vengeance

Rebecca Parker

From UU World Magazine
Witness for the things that make for peace.
Can violence save?

Rita Nakashima Brock, Rebecca Parker

From UU World Magazine
Challenging the theology of redemptive suffering.

WorshipWeb

Even When Our Hearts Are Broken

Rebecca Parker

From WorshipWeb
Even when our hearts are broken by our own failure or the failure of others cutting into our lives, even when we have done all we can and life is still...

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