Marjorie Suchocki is one of my favorite theologians. I absolutely love each of her books and have recommended them over and over. We got to connect in person for this conversation while in Claremont celebrating the 50th Anniversary for the Center for Process Studies. Our conversation touches a bunch of different topics including the doctrine of God, religious pluralism, prayer, eschatology, the incarnation, the Psalms, and preaching. As you will hear, I beyond excited and ended up giving multiple testimonies of my affection and felt like that one Chris Farley skit 🙂
Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki is professor emerita at Claremont School of Theology, where she held the Ingraham Chair in Theology and also served six years of her tenure as academic dean.
Here’s her new book, 21 Psalms for the 21st Century. When I read it I dropped this endorsement on my social media: Marjorie Suchocki is one of the most beautiful theologians. When she writes as a philosophical theologian it is brilliant & compelling. When she invites curious Christians into a deeper theological journey she’s alluring & encouraging. When she reflects on actions like prayer or preaching, she gives you the practice back as a treasure with a deeper significance.
In this book she makes the Pslams simultaneously a reservoir of ancient wisdom and timely honest invitations into the heart of the divine.
If you read this book you will thank me. If you don’t I’ll buy your copy and gift it without judgement.
If you are new to Suchocki or Process Theology this brief PDF intro is a good place to start.
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