Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal

Minding the Good Ground: A Theology for Church Renewal

by Jason E. Vickers

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602583603
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 151
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jason E. Vickers is Associate Professor of Theology and Wesleyan Studies at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including most recently The Cambridge Companion to John Wesley, Wesley: A Guide for the Perplexed, and Invocation and Assent: The Making and Remaking of Trinitarian Theology.

Table of Contents


1 The Nature of the Church

2 The Mission of the Church

3 The Sacramental Life of the Church





What People are Saying About This

William J. Abraham

This is the best book on renewal I have read. Minding the Good Ground cuts through the pious clap trap and romantic hocus pocus and provides precisely the kind of sharp, substantial theological analysis we need. Vickers represents the work of a new generation who are coming on board to carry the torch of renewal into the future.

Laceye Warner

An insightful and prayerfully crafted theological vision.

Wolfgang Vondey

Minding the Good Ground is a thoroughly engaging work on the cutting-edge of debates about the church and renewal. Vickers' treatment of the nature, mission, and sacramental life of the church catches the heart of ecumenical and theological conversations today. The deceptively simple structure of the book is shaken to the core by a fundamental concern for renewal in, through, and beyond the church that is as foundational as it is challenging.

Ben Witherington

We need balance between Spirit and structure whereas there is now a tendence to exalt the charismatic, the spontaneous, and condemn the ecclesial structures. As Vickers says, it is the Spirit that has inspired and guided the structures in the first place. I highly recommend this book.

Will Willimon

Vickers is one of the brightest, most helpful young theologians working in our church today. And, he is surely right—renewal is primarily God's self-assigned task, not ours. This wonderful book calls us to renewed theological accountability.

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