The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity

The Phoenix Affirmations: A New Vision for the Future of Christianity

by Eric Elnes
     
 

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The Phoenix Affirmations, named for the town in which the principles were created and the mythological bird adopted by ancient Christians as a symbol of resurrection, offers disillusioned and spiritually homeless Christians and others a sense of hope and a more tolerant, joyful, and compassionate message than those we often hear from the media and some

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The Phoenix Affirmations, named for the town in which the principles were created and the mythological bird adopted by ancient Christians as a symbol of resurrection, offers disillusioned and spiritually homeless Christians and others a sense of hope and a more tolerant, joyful, and compassionate message than those we often hear from the media and some Christian leaders. These twelve central affirmative principles of Christian faith are built on the three great loves that the Bible reveals: love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. They reflect commitments to environmental stewardship, social justice, and artistic expression as well as openness to other faiths. Transcending theological and culture wars, inclusive and generous in spirit and practice, these principles ask believers and seekers alike to affirm their Christian faith in a fresh way.

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Pastor Elnes (cofounder, CrossWalk America) has written this book in an effort to address what he calls "spiritual homelessness" among American Christians today. The titular affirmations were created by a group of clergy in the late 1990s, and Elnes's treatment of them is based on his own church's efforts to integrate them fully. Whether or not the Phoenix Affirmations will prove to have the historical importance that some have begun to claim for them, Elnes's work, which includes anecdotes and explications, is accessible and intelligent and should help many mainstream Christians reground themselves in the basics of their faith. For most collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787985783
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/14/2006
Pages:
180
Sales rank:
193,002
Product dimensions:
6.94(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.52(d)

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"You never know where the next Great Awakening is going to come from. Wherever it happens, I want to be present at the beginning, when the Spirit moves in wonderful ways. I see a spark of what very well may be the next Great Awakening here in Phoenix, Arizona."
—Dr. James Forbes, senior pastor, Riverside Church, New York City, New York

Meet the Author

Eric Elnes, Ph.D., is a pastor and the cofounder of CrossWalk America (www.CrossWalkAmerica.org), a nonprofit organization that is launching a coast-to-coast walk starting on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, to unite progressive Christians nationwide, encourage meaningful discussion, and establish common ground for people of faith.

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