The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

by Phyllis Tickle
The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why

by Phyllis Tickle

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Overview

Rooted in the observation that massive transitions in the church happen about every 500 years, Phyllis Tickle shows readers that we live in such a time right now. She compares the Great Emergence to other "Greats" in the history of Christianity, including the Great Transformation (when God walked among us), the time of Gregory the Great, the Great Schism, and the Great Reformation.
Combining history, a look at the causes of social upheaval, and current events, The Great Emergence shows readers what the Great Emergence in church and culture is, how it came to be, and where it is going. Anyone who is interested in the future of the church in America, no matter what their personal affiliation, will find this book a fascinating exploration.
Study guide by Danielle Shroyer.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801071027
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2012
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 220
Sales rank: 677,184
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Phyllis Tickle (1934-2015) was founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly. One of the most respected authorities and popular speakers on religion in America today, she was the author of more than two dozen books, including The Great Emergence and Emergence Christianity.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 6

Preface to the Paperback Edition 7

Preface 9

Part 1 The Great Emergence: What Is It? 13

1 Rummage Sales: When the Church Cleans Out Its Attic 19

2 Cable of Meaning: The Loss and Discovery of a Common Story 33

Part 2 The Great Emergence: How Did It Come to Be? 41

3 The Great Reformation: A Prequel to Emergence 43

4 Questions of Re-formation: Darwin, Freud, and the Power of Myth 63

5 The Century of Emergence: Einstein, the Automobile, and the Marginalization of Grandma 77

Part 3 The Great Emergence: Where Is It Going? 119

6 The Gathering Center: And the Many Faces of a Church Emerging 123

7 The Way Ahead: Mapping Fault Lines and Fusions 145

Index 167

Discussion Guide 175

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