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Emergence Christianity What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters

ISBN-10: 0801013550
ISBN-13: 9780801013553
Edition: 2012
Authors: Phyllis Tickle
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Description: Whatever else one might say about Emergence Christianity, says Phyllis Tickle, one must agree it is shifting and re-configuring itself in such a prodigious way as to defy any final assessments or absolute pronouncements. Yet the insightful and  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

Whatever else one might say about Emergence Christianity, says Phyllis Tickle, one must agree it is shifting and re-configuring itself in such a prodigious way as to defy any final assessments or absolute pronouncements. Yet the insightful and well-read Tickle offers us a dispatch from the field to keep us informed of where Emergence Christianity now stands, where it may be going, and how it is aligning itself with other parts of God's church. Through her careful study and culture-watching, Tickle invites readers to join this investigation and conversation as open-minded explorers rather than fearful opponents.As readers join Tickle down the winding stream of Emergence Christianity, they will discover fascinating insights into concerns, organizational patterns, theology, and most pressing questions. Anyone involved in an emergence church or a traditional one will find here a thorough and well-written account of where things are--and where they are going.

Phyllis Tickle is Contributing Editor in Religion for "Publishers Weekly". One of America's most respected authorities on religion, she is frequently interviewed for both print & electronic media, & is a regular guest on PBS's "Religion & Ethics News Weekly." The author of more than two dozen books, including the recently published "Divine Hours", she lives in Lucy, Tennessee.

Preface
An Interim Report: Telling the Story So Far
Back to Now: How Semi-Millennial Tsunamis of Change Shape Religion and Culture
Calling It What It Is: The Difficulty of Naming
Defining Emergence: Simplifying the Complexity
Turns of the Century: What Formed the Great Emergence?
A Long Time Coming: How Did We Get Here?
House Churches: Communities of Change
Scattered Communities: Spreading the Word by Spreading Out
Taking the Church Out of the Church: Rethinking Sacred Space
Pentecostal Power: The Holy Spirit in a Dangerous Decade
Spiritual but Not Religious: Belonging, Behaving, and Believing in a New Kind of Community
What the Hyphen Means: Claiming the New While Honoring the Old
Innocence Lost: A Movement Untethered
Religion Rebounds: Gathering Steam and Getting a Name
Pulling Together: Defining What It Is and What It Is Not
Reporting on the Action: Documenting the Changes as They Happened
It Takes a Village…
Distinguishing This from That: What Organizational Patterns Can Tell Us
Post, Quasi, Whatever: Getting beyond the Vague
The Whole and Its Parts: Bringing It All Together
Finding the Big Story: The Role of Philosophy and Meta-Narrative
The Head and the Heart: Worshiping with Heart, Mind, Soul, and Strength
And Now What? Thoughts on the Decisions arid Dilemmas to Come
Reconfigure, Adapt, Realign: How Do the New and Old Fit Together?
Where Now Is Our Authority? Questioning and Establishing a Credible Voice
Future Pressure: What Potential Struggles Await?
Afterword
Annotated Bibliography
Index
Emergence Christianity: The Photographic Report

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