© 2017 by Shannon Craigo-Snell

BOOKS

DISCIPLINED HOPE:
PRAYER, POLITICS, AND RESISTANCE

NO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS:
BECOMING AN ALLY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE
co-authored with Christopher Doucot

"Christians who want to understand how their faith connects to contemporary social movements should read this book. Scholars and teachers who want to explain that connection better to students should draw on it as well. And then, as the authors insist, we should take action."

Kevin J. O'Brien, Reading Religion

"a wonderfully practical primer written by, to and for white Christians seeking to become allies in the struggle for racial justice. Tracing the similarities and differences between the struggles for LGBTQ equality and racial justice, the book explores how to be an ally from historical, theological and practical perspectives."

Angela Williams, Presbyterian Outlook

THE EMPTY CHURCH:
THEATER, THEOLOGY, AND BODILY HOPE

"At a time of great change politically and globally, The Empty Church is a very helpful, fascinating and important text which provides appropriate challenges to the church, its members and followers. Despite the apparently nihilistic title, there is much to encourage us in this text, which digs down to layers beyond the expected and draws fascinating links between the church and theatre. Read and re-read with close attention, this text can provide the starting points for the next great conversation with which the church should engage itself and the communities it serves."

Neil Ruckman, Transpositions

"Why church?  To be moved by the Spirit of Jesus Christ!  This comes through scripture, liturgy, and the struggle for justice in the context of community.  This little but powerful book helps us to bring worship to our life and life to our worship."

Doreen M. McFarlane, Reviews in Religion and Theology

"...this book makes a valuable contribution to a theological argument that bodies (human, sacramental, ecclesial, and social) are important for doing theology.  For anyone who desires to transform worship into a vital, experiential, and theologically meaningful experiences, this book offers salient insights."

HyeRan Kim-Cragg, Touchstone

LIVING CHRISTIANITY:
A PASTORAL THEOLOGY FOR TODAY
co-authored with Shawnthea Monroe

 

"Their project is part of the growing body of work that seeks to bring theology and ministry, academic theologians and pastors and parishioners, closer together. Carving out their place in that emerging field, Craigo-Snell and Monroe succeed brilliantly. In short, Living Christianity is a wonderful introduction to pastoral theology.

                                                                     Michael W. McGowan, Reviews in Religion and Theology

"...theological understanding is sharpened and pastoral ministry is strengthened by the authors' respectful yet feisty engagement."

                                                                                                   D. Cameron Murchison, Interpretation

"Living Christianity shows how theology can be practical and pastoral and how pastoral ministry can be theologically informed."

Wesley Vander Lugt, Themelios

SILENCE, LOVE AND DEATH: 
SAYING "YES" TO GOD IN THE THEOLOGY OF KARL RAHNER

"Reading Rahner's often highly technical writing has been described as akin to cracking a code.  This beautifully written and insightful book makes Rahner's thought accessible without reducing its complexity and shows of Rahner's continuing relevance."

Don Schweitzer, The Ecumenist

"...a useful and insightful contribution to Rahner scholarship."

Stephen Bullivant, International Journal of Systematic Theology

"Craigo-Snell argues persuasively for the continuing relevance of Rahner's theological anthropology."

                                                                                            Dennis W. Jowers, The Heythrop Journal

 

"This thoughtful and insightful book is a fine resource for a college seminar.  It concretizes a central theme, saying yes to God, whose formulation strikes many as abstract.  That is a great service."

John R. Sachs, Theological Studies