Reclaiming the Church
What has happened to the mainline church, once a bastion of faith, power, and commitment? John Cobb argues that the very term "mainline" is now a misnomer and that "oldline" more aptly describes this formerly robust body. Should this church opt to survive at the margin? If it attempts to do so, Cobb contends, what has been valuable and relevant for generations will disappear.
Decrying the professionalization of theological education, Cobb calls for the church to resume its own theological vocation so that its members can in turn resume their passionate commitment to their faith.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Responding to the Loss of Cultural Props
Seeing God at Work in Transformation
Realizing Unity Through Continuing Repentance
Addressing People with a Renewed Vision of God
Mutual Conversation as Engaging
academic accept affirm American anthropocentrism anti-Judaism Basileia become believe Bible biblical inerrancy Buddhist challenges chapter Chris Christ Christian Ecumenism Christian faith Christian identity commitment congregations context continue contribution conviction Creation spirituality credibility critical culture denominations discipline discussion dominant dualism earthism economism ecumenical embody ending Enlightenment worldview Eurocentrism evangelicalism feminism feminists formulated fundamental God's Hence hope human images important inclusive intellectual issues Jesus Jewish Jews Judaism language lukewarmness mean ment movement nationalism natural world Neo-Orthodox Nevertheless oldline churches oldline Protestant ourselves pastors patriarchal Pentecostal Perhaps perspective possible present problem Process Theology proposed Protestantism question recognize reform rejection relation religious renewal and transformation repentance require response role salvation Savior scripture sexual revolution shared social gospel society Spirit teaching theologians theological reflection theological vocation theology thought tian tion tradition transformationist understanding universalistic vision Western whole wisdom women World Council