The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

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by Phyllis Tickle
     
 

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Renowned religion expert Phyllis Tickle reflects on our pivotal time in Church history and describes an exciting path for the future.See more details below

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Renowned religion expert Phyllis Tickle reflects on our pivotal time in Church history and describes an exciting path for the future.

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Publishers Weekly

North American Christianity is presently undergoing a change every bit as radical as the Protestant Reformation, possibly even as monumental as its natal break with Judaism. And it's right on schedule. Tickle, author of God-Talk in America and PW's founding religion editor, observes that Christianity is holding its semimillennial rummage sale of ideas. With an elegance of argument and economy of description, Tickle escorts readers through the centuries of church history leading to this moment and persuasively charts the character of and possibilities for the emerging church. Don't let this book's brevity fool you. It is packed with keen insights about what this "great emergence" is, how it came to be and where it may be headed. Tickle issues a clear call to acknowledge the inevitability of change, discern the church's new shape and participate responsibly in the transformation. Although Tickle's particular focus excludes the dynamic forces of Asian, African and Central/South American Christianity, this is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the face and future of Christianity. (Oct.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441241726
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
151,597
File size:
2 MB

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