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Paradoxy Creating Christian Community Beyond Us and Them

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ISBN-10: 1557257752

ISBN-13: 9781557257758

Edition: 2010

Authors: Ken Howard, Brian D. McLaren, Paul Zahl

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As Western Christianity moves towards a religious realignment of epic proportions where does your congregation stand? How will you navigate these changes? Paradigms that have guided the Church for centuries are crumbling. The old dichotomy between "conservatives" and "liberals" that has defined us for centuries is becoming almost irrelevant. What are our true differences today? Where and how will we come together as a Christian people for the future? Paradoxyis a book for those who would lead churches in challenging times. We must answer three basic questions:
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Book details

List price: $16.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Paraclete Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 180
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Brian D. McLaren is a prominent, controversial evangelical pastor. He was recognized as one of Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America" in 2005, and is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in Spencerville, Maryland. Born in 1956, Brian McLaren graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with BA and MA degrees in English. After several years of teaching English and consulting in higher education, he left academia in 1986 to become the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church, a nondenominational church in the Baltimore-Washington region. Many of the books that McLaren has authored, including the "A New Kind of Christian" trilogy, deal…    

Illustrations
Foreword
Introduction: May You Live in Interesting Times
Does the Future Have a Church?
The End of the World as We Know It: Collapsing Paradigms
Constantine's Ghost: Christendom
Reality Ain't What It Used to Be: Foundationalism
Hanging by a Thread: Christianity as Religion
O God, Our Help in Ages Past: Christianities That Might Have Been
A Church for the Future
The Shape of Things to Come: Promising Principles for a New Way of Church
A New Middle Way? Characteristics of an Incarnational Orthodoxy-a.k.a. Paradoxy
Paradigm Pathways: Which Reality Is Your Church Living Into?
Conclusion Alpha and Omega-Beginning and End (and Beginning)
Afterword The Very Rev. Dr. Paul Zahl
Acknowledgments
Notes
Select Bibliography
Figures
Curbing Our Dogma
Tables
Christianities That Might Have Been
Key Differences in Theology, Ecclesiology, and Missional Strategy