Good News In Exile / Edition 1

Good News In Exile / Edition 1

by Martin B. Copenhaver
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802846041

ISBN-13: 9780802846044

Pub. Date: 12/01/1998

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

With the recognition of the sweeping changes now taking place in North American society comes the realization that Protestant mainline churches no longer enjoy the privileged status they once did. In this forward-looking contribution to pastoral theology, three leading ministers discuss the state of church life today, explore the particular opportunities that our new

Overview

With the recognition of the sweeping changes now taking place in North American society comes the realization that Protestant mainline churches no longer enjoy the privileged status they once did. In this forward-looking contribution to pastoral theology, three leading ministers discuss the state of church life today, explore the particular opportunities that our new world offers the church, and provide a clear picture of what a new, "postliberal" church can look like in practice.

Speaking directly to pastors and church leaders who find the liberal/conservative polarity tired and unhelpful, the authors interact with the theoretical work of George Lindbeck, Stanley Hauerwas, and others as they trace strategies for a new way to do church. The three authors also provide autobiographical sketches that tell how their years of diverse church experiences have led to their new perspectives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846044
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
12/01/1998
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Walter Brueggemann
Introduction
Autobiographical Prefaces
Growing Up Liberal and Beyond Martin B. Copenhaver
The Making of a Post-Liberal Anthony B. Robinson
Up from Liberalism William H. Willimon

Scripture: Our Home in Exile
Preaching and Speech: Words Make Worlds
Ritual and Sacrament: Beyond Words
Christian Formation and the Teaching Ministry: Becoming Christian
Mission and Social Action: Beyond Common Sense
Conversion: New Creation

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