University of Manchester - Elaine Graham
'Christopher Baker offers a refreshing and authoritative look at the opportunities and challenges facing the urban church. This book is a great blend of cultural analysis, local voices and theological reflection. It marks a new wave of thinking about what it means to live as people of faith amidst the complexities of the contemporary city'.
Ripon College Cuddesdon. - Martyn Percy
'In this fascinating and prescient study, Christopher Baker argues for a new kind of engagement and connectedness for theology and the churches. By focussing attention on space, urbanisation and marginalisation, new possibilities for practical theology are opened up that invite a fundamental reconsideration of the churches and their location within post-modern society. This book is essential reading for all those who want to understand the Christianity and culture debate in more depth, and tackle it with imagination, flair and thought'.
Charles Sturt University, Sydney, Australia - Clive Pearson
'The Hybrid Church in the City is a relatively slim book. It packs a lot into its covers and names an agenda that needs to be named for those who want a public theology to engage with the complexities of rapidly changing cities.'