Emerging Churches Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures

By: GIBBS, EDDIE; BOLGER, RYAN K.

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345 pp.

Across the religious landscape, profound changes are creating new spiritual maps and reconfiguring churchgoing constituencies. These changes are taking place in the United Kingdom and the United States as a growing number of frontier churches successfully take root. Whereas many traditional denominations are losing young people, these emerging churches are successfully recapturing non-practicing Christians and the never-churched. EMERGING CHURCHES provides the first comprehensive examination of the emerging church phenomenon in the West. It considers emerging patterns in leadership, worship, mission, spiritual practices, and cultural engagement. This book was born out of extensive observation and field research in the United States and the United Kingdom. It includes interview testimonies from forty-nine emerging church leaders on the cutting edge of ministry, including Brian McLaren, Doug Pagitt, Dave Tomlinson, Karen Ward, Dieter Zander, and Spencer Burke. Because of its research-oriented approach and important subject matter, this book will appeal to both professional and academic audiences with an interest in understanding changing church paradigms in the West. - Publisher.

Title: Emerging Churches Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures

Author: GIBBS, EDDIE; BOLGER, RYAN K.

Categories: Emerging Church,

Publisher: Baker Academic,: 2005.

ISBN Number: 0801027152

ISBN Number 13: 9780801027154

Binding: Softbound

Condition: Fine

Seller ID: 89926

Keywords: 0801027152