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Refounding the church from the underside /
Robert Thornton Henderson.
imprint
Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock Publishers, c2011.
description
xxv, 109 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1608999637, 9781608999637
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imprint
Eugene, Or. : Wipf & Stock Publishers, c2011.
isbn
1608999637
9781608999637
contents note
Foreword / Robert Lupton -- Prologue: The unfinished dialogue -- Introduction: The questions that inithe journey -- Trail guide #1. Teleology : the community of the kingdom of God -- Trail guide #2. Cosmology and the hazards of the trail -- Trail guide #3. Refounding the church from the underside -- Trail guide #4. Participation, form, and character of the underside community -- Trail guide #5. The Spirit's formation and furnishing of the missional community -- Trail guide #6. Meanwhile ... winter is coming!-- Epilogue: Vision, endurance, faithfulness.
abstract
As the Christian church in the West moves further into the post-Christian era, a dilemma rises for those faithful followers of Jesus Christ who find themselves in venerable, older church institutions that have become forgetful of their reason for being in the purpose of God. Such christendom church institutions, as Henderson designates them, rather become somewhat idolatrous of their traditions, their sanctuaries, their ecclesialaccoutrments, not to mention their dependence on a questionable category of persons called clergy. A younger generation, involved in many of these churches, is raising insistent questions about the integrity of so much of this--while at the same time being appreciative of so much that is good. Henderson's long career as a teaching pastor and mentor to the younger generations helps us walk through this dilemma with refreshing insights about purpose (teleology), kingdom integrity, form, and the disciplines necessary to transform these communities from the underside. He employs the term refounding as indicating something much more profound than renewal--a reclaiming of its original intent in the heart and mind of God.
catalogue key
7629671
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 109).
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert Thornton Henderson has had a long career as a teaching pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and as a missiologist. He is the author of a number of books including A Door of Hope and Enchanted Community: Journey into the Mystery of the Church both from Wipf Stock.
Summaries
Main Description
As the Christian Church in the West Moves Further into the Post-Christian Era a dilemma rises for those thoughtful followers of Jesus Christ who find themselves in venerable, older church institutions that have become forgetful of their reason for being in the purpose of God. Such Christendom church institutions, as Henderson designates them, rather become somewhat idolatrous of their traditions, their sanctuaries, their ecclesiastical accoutrements, not to mention their dependence on a questionable category of persons called clergy. A younger generation, involved in many of these churches, is raising insistent questions about the integrity of so much of this-while at the same time being appreciative of so much that is good.
Main Description
As the Christian church in the West moves further into the post-Christian era a dilemma rises for those thoughtful followers of Jesus Christ who find themselves in venerable, older church institutions that have become forgetful of their reason for being in the purpose of God. Such Christendom church institutions, as Henderson designates them, rather become somewhat idolatrous of their traditions, their sanctuaries, their ecclesiastical accoutrements, not to mention their dependence on a questionable category of persons called clergy. A younger generation, involved in many of these churches, is raising insistent questions about the integrity of so much of this--while at the same time being appreciative of so much that is good. Henderson's long career as a teaching pastor and mentor to the younger generations help us walk through this dilemma with refreshing insights about purpose (teleology), Kingdom integrity, form, and the disciplines necessary to transform these communities from the underside. He employs the term refounding as indicating something much more profound than renewal--a reclaiming of its original intent in the heart and mind of God.
Table of Contents
Foreword: Refounding the Church from the Undersidep. vii
Prologue: The Unfinished Dialoguep. xi
Introduction: The Questions that Initiated the Journeyp. xxi
Teleology: The Community of the Kingdom of Godp. 1
Cosmology and the Hazards of the Trailp. 14
Refounding the Church from the Undersidep. 37
Participation, Form, and Character of the Underside Communityp. 44
The Spirit's Formation and Furnishing of the Missional Communityp. 65
Meanwhile...Winter is Coming!p. 95
Epilogue: Vision, Endurance, Faithfulnessp. 107
Bibliographyp. 109
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