Great Emergence How Christianity Is Changing and Why

ISBN-10: 080107102X
ISBN-13: 9780801071027
Edition: 2008
Authors: Phyllis Tickle
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Description: Every five hundred years, the church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale. Well, not exactly. But according to Phyllis Tickle, this is an accurate summary of the church's massive transitions over time. According to the pattern, we are  More...

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List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Baker Books
Publication date: 9/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Every five hundred years, the church cleans out its attic and has a giant rummage sale. Well, not exactly. But according to Phyllis Tickle, this is an accurate summary of the church's massive transitions over time. According to the pattern, we are living in such a time of change right now. Tickle calls it "the Great Emergence"--a time of dizzying upheaval and hopeful promise during which various sectors of today's church swirl into a great confluence at the center.As an internationally renowned expert on religion, Phyllis Tickle has incisive perspective on the trends and transformations of our time. Here, she invites us into a conversation as she shares her reflections stemming from not only personal faith but also decades of observation and analysis. The result is a work that meets the challenge of chronicling a pivotal time in the church's history so we might better understand where we have been and what the future holds. Now available in trade paper with study guide.

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.

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Paperback Edition
Preface
The Great Emergence: What Is It?
Rummage Sales: When the Church Cleans Out Its Attic
Cable of Meaning: The Loss and Discovery of a Common Story
The Great Emergence: How Did It Come to Be?
The Great Reformation: A Prequel to Emergence
Questions of Re-formation: Darwin, Freud, and the Power of Myth
The Century of Emergence: Einstein, the Automobile, and the Marginalization of Grandma
The Great Emergence: Where Is It Going?
The Gathering Center: And the Many Faces of a Church Emerging
The Way Ahead: Mapping Fault Lines and Fusions
Index
Discussion Guide

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