With practicality and vulnerability, author and public theologian Grace Ji-Sun Kim reflects on the practice of sustaining hope during turbulence and injustice. Hope in Disarray is a collection of essays that invite a conversation on culture and faith, creation and identity, as the author appeals to readers to engage life’s troubles with the conviction of God’s goodness. Hope in Disarray takes the world’s pain seriously in order to ignite our intentional, revolutionary, and integrated living.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim is an ordained minister of word and sacrament within the PC (USA) denomination. She received her MDiv from Knox College (University of Toronto) and her PhD from the University of Toronto. She is Professor of Theology at Earlham School of Religion and is the author or editor of 19 books, most recently, Reimagining Spirit, and Keeping Hope Alive. Englewood Review of Books listed Reimagining Spirit as one of the Best Theology Books of 2019 and Intersectional Theology co-written with Susan Shaw as one of the Best Theology Books of 2018. Kim served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Religion as an At-Large Director. She served on the American Academy of Religion's (AAR) "Research Grants Jury Committee" and was co-chair of AAR's steering committee, "Women of Color Scholarship, Teaching and Activism Group." She sits on the editorial board for the Journal for Religion and Popular Culture and is a referee for 3 journals: Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, and The Global Studies Journal. She is an Advisory Board Member for the Center for Reconciliation at Duke Divinity School. She is honored to be included in the Englewood Review of Book's list of "Ten Important Women Theologians That You Should Be Reading" and to be included in their list of books to read under "Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology".