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A Generous Orthodoxy: By celebrating strengths of many traditions in the church (and beyond), this book will seek to communicate a
     

A Generous Orthodoxy: By celebrating strengths of many traditions in the church (and beyond), this book will seek to communicate a "generous orthodoxy."

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by Brian D. McLaren
 

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A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement. A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful

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A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement. A Generous Orthodoxy calls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions. In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not “orthodox,” McLaren walks through the many traditions of faith, bringing to the center a way of life that draws us closer to Christ and to each other. Whether you find yourself inside, outside, or somewhere on the fringe of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy draws you toward a way of living that looks beyond the “us/them” paradigm to the blessed and ancient paradox of “we.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310565796
Publisher:
Zondervan/Youth Specialties
Publication date:
05/18/2009
Series:
emergentYS
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
236,371
File size:
1 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Brain has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the US and internationally.

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A Generous Orthodoxy 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
RobertBeezat More than 1 year ago
Thoughtful and thought-provoking. I had never heard of emerging christianity until I read Phyllis Tickle's book. Her book led me this book. I found it to be very readable. The author has a good/appropriate sense of humor toward himself and his subject. He is knowledgeable. I learned a lot. He recommends other books to read and websites to investigate. Well worth the time and money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brian pushed buttons that I thought I had hidden well! This book made me think about my own upbringing, where I am now in my walk, and where I may be heading. A small group in my community will be reading this book together. I can't wait for the conversation.
Smooth59 More than 1 year ago
This is an interesting book as Brian takes a look at all the Christian faiths he has had contact with and what each one's best quality and contribution is to Christianity. He talks about how nice it would be if all the faiths put their best strength together with the other ones to be a more potent affect on humanity and the world. What is sad to him is the Christian faiths spend their time on cutting each other down and causing more division and putting Christians in a light of kids in a sand box not wanting to share toys or space with one another. This is not a liberal or conservative book but an open minded book about one man's view of Christian faith.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
McLaren has done an excellent job of expressing the heart of Jesus in this book that is challenging, yet edifying. As I delved into the words that filled each page, I felt like I was looking into a mirror. Its encouraging to see that some people out there are making an effort to not only preach what it means to be a 'True Christian', but are also living it. This book is a must read for anyone who desires unity.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a McLaren fan, let's just be honest. But what he's done to break down the walls that divide us is challenging, thoughtful, and commendable. While we're being honest, I should say that the first few chapters went by quickly and without much grounbreaking information for me. But by the time I got to his thoughts on being 'biblical' my mind was spinning with thoughts. He manages to take what has been lying in the back of my mind somewhere and lay it out clearly so that I say, 'Yes! That's what I was thinking, but I couldn't put it to words!'