The Missionary Congregation, Leadership, and Liminality / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563381904
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Series: Christian Mission & Modern Culture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.16 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series
Introduction 1
1 Marginalization, Modernity, and Loss of Center 5
The Christendom Argument and the Experience of Marginality 6
Modernity, Loss of Center, and the Experience of Marginality 10
A Decentered Context for North American Churches 12
Aspects of a Marginal Consciousness in Current Pastoral Roles 15
2 Liminality: A Model for Engagement 23
The Meaning of Liminality 23
The Stages of Liminal Transition 27
The Liminal and Religious Experience 31
The Potential for the New in the Liminal Experience 32
Two Types of Liminality in Modern Societies 33
Pastoral Identity and Liminality 43
The Liminal and the Liminoid 47
Communitas 49
3 Toward a Missionary Ecclesiology 57
Pastor/Poet 58
Pastor/Prophet 60
Pastor/Apostle 61
Conclusion 67
Notes 68
References Cited 70
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