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Church in the present tense : a candid look at what's emerging /
Scot McKnight ... [et al.]
imprint
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, c2011.
description
xx, 156 p. ; 22 cm. + 1 videodisc (DVD, sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN
1587432994, 9781587432996
format(s)
Book, DVD
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series title
imprint
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Brazos Press, c2011.
isbn
1587432994
9781587432996
contents note
DVD contents: Conversations and resources: introduction to the the emerging church -- Interviews. Jason Clark -- Archbishop Rowan Williams -- Brian McLaren -- Jonny Baker -- Kester Brewin -- Peter Rollins -- Archbishop Rowan Williams (Part 2) -- Alternative Worship. Coca Cola liturgy -- Labyrinth -- Grace Church montage -- Soul space.
Introduction: The emerging church / Kevin Corcoran -- Philosophy. Who's afraid of philosophical realism?: taking emerging Christianity to task / Kevin Corcoran -- The worldly theology of emerging Christianity / Peter Rollins -- Theology. Consumer liturgies and their corrosive effects on Christian identity / Jason Clark -- Thy kingdom come (on earth): an emerging eschatology / Kevin Corcoran -- Worship. The renewal of liturgy in the emerging church / Jason Clark -- Transformance art: reconfiguring the social self / Peter Rollins -- Bible and doctrine. Scripture in the emerging movement / Scot McKnight -- Atonement and gospel / Scot McKnight.
general note
Accompanying DVD includes interviews with several individuals about the emerging church movement.
abstract
Four authors discuss important cultural, theological, philosophical, and biblical underpinnings and implications of the emerging church movement. Their sympathetic yet critical assessment helps readers better understand the roots of the movement and the impact that it has had and is having on wider traditions. --from publisher description
catalogue key
7798068
technical details
System requirements for accompanying videodisc: DVD player.
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-150) and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is the Karl A. Olsson Professor in Religious Studies at North Park University and the author of more than twenty books. Peter Rollins (PhD, Queen's University, Belfast) is founder of Ikon, an emerging collective in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Kevin Corcoran (PhD, Purdue University) is professor of philosophy at Calvin College. Jason Clark (PhD candidate, King's College, London) coordinates the Emergent UK online resource network, pastors Vineyard Church Sutton, and is adjunct professor at George Fox Evangelical Seminary.
Summaries
Long Description
Much has been written by practitioners advocating the emerging church phenomenon, but confusion about the nature and beliefs of those who identify with the emerging church still exists. Now that the movement has aged a bit, the time has come for a more rigorous, scholarly analysis. Here four influential authors, each an expert in his field, discuss important cultural, theological, philosophical, and biblical underpinnings and implications of the emerging church movement. Their sympathetic yet critical assessment helps readers better understand the roots of the movement and the impact that it has had and is having on wider traditions. The book includes a 60-minute companion DVD that provides a background introduction to the emerging church and video clips of alternative worship services. The DVD also contains interviews with emerging church leaders and observers, including Brian McLaren and Rowan Williams.
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Provocative Perspectives on Emerging Conversations "This is the most complete, detailed, critically sympathetic, and totally remarkable overview I have yet seen of where Emergence Christianity presently is and appears to be going. McKnight's two essays alone are worth the price of admission."-- Phyllis Tickle , author, The Great Emergence "At root, the emerging church movement is a set of conversations about living more faithfully into the way of Jesus and the implications of this for the life and witness of Christian communities. This book offers a series of reflections from some of the best-known voices on a range of important questions. These essays extend the conversation in significant ways and make it clear that the questions stirred up are worth pursuing."-- John R. Franke , Biblical Seminary; theologian in residence, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown "Over its short history, the emerging church has both challenged and inspired the practice of church in our time. Church in the Present Tense brings together in one volume some of its finest thinkers to reflect on the theological and practical contributions of this movement. In concise and helpful essays, they lead us through the impact of 'emerging' on our views of God, salvation, Scripture, the end times, and the practice of worship. Whatever you might think of the movement, you cannot ignore its impact, and this volume won't let you!"-- David Fitch , Northern Seminary; author, The End of Evangelicalism? "Rather than retreading old ground, Church in the Present Tense looks at the still-evolving emerging church movement from new angles, and readers will be rewarded with new insights. We are in very good hands with Scot, Pete, Kevin, and Jason--they appreciate the movement, but they aren't playing Pollyanna. They're tough, smart, articulate interlocutors. I think this book will be seen as among the best interactions with the emerging church movement."-- Tony Jones , theologian in residence, Solomon's Porch, Minneapolis; author, The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier
Back Cover Copy
Provocative Perspectives on Emerging Conversations"This is the most complete, detailed, critically sympathetic, and totally remarkable overview I have yet seen of where Emergence Christianity presently is and appears to be going. McKnight's two essays alone are worth the price of admission."--Phyllis Tickle, author, The Great Emergence"At root, the emerging church movement is a set of conversations about living more faithfully into the way of Jesus and the implications of this for the life and witness of Christian communities. This book offers a series of reflections from some of the best-known voices on a range of important questions. These essays extend the conversation in significant ways and make it clear that the questions stirred up are worth pursuing."--John R. Franke, Biblical Seminary; theologian in residence, First Presbyterian Church of Allentown"Over its short history, the emerging church has both challenged and inspired the practice of church in our time. Church in the Present Tense brings together in one volume some of its finest thinkers to reflect on the theological and practical contributions of this movement. In concise and helpful essays, they lead us through the impact of 'emerging' on our views of God, salvation, Scripture, the end times, and the practice of worship. Whatever you might think of the movement, you cannot ignore its impact, and this volume won't let you!"--David Fitch, Northern Seminary; author, The End of Evangelicalism?"Rather than retreading old ground, Church in the Present Tense looks at the still-evolving emerging church movement from new angles, and readers will be rewarded with new insights. We are in very good hands with Scot, Pete, Kevin, and Jason--they appreciate the movement, but they aren't playing Pollyanna. They're tough, smart, articulate interlocutors. I think this book will be seen as among the best interactions with the emerging church movement."--Tony Jones, theologian in residence, Solomon's Porch, Minneapolis; author, The New Christians: Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier
Long Description
Now that the emerging church movement has aged a bit, the time has come for a rigorous, scholarly analysis. Four influential authors discuss important cultural, theological, philosophical, and biblical underpinnings and implications of the emerging church movement. Church in the Present Tense helps readers better understand the roots of the movement and the impact that it has had and is having on wider traditions. (64)
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introduction: The Emerging Churchp. xi
Philosophy
Who's Afraid of Philosophical Realism? Taking Emerging Christianity to Taskp. 3
The Worldly Theology of Emerging Christianityp. 23
Theology
Consumer Liturgies and Their Corrosive Effects on Christian Identityp. 39
Thy Kingdom Come (on Earth): An Emerging Eschatologyp. 59
Worship
The Renewal of Liturgy in the Emerging Churchp. 75
Transformance Art: Reconfiguring the Social Selfp. 89
Bible and Doctrine
Scripture in the Emerging Movementp. 105
Atonement and Gospelp. 123
Notesp. 141
Bibliographyp. 147
Contributorsp. 151
Indexp. 153
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