A Emergent Manifesto of Hope (ēmersion: Emergent Village resources for communities of faith)

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Doug Pagitt, Tony Jones
Baker Books, Jul 1, 2008 - Religion - 320 pages
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Many have heard of the emerging church, but few people feel like they have a handle on what the emerging church believes and represents. Is it a passing fad led by disenfranchised neo-evangelicals? Or is it the future of the church at large?
Now available in trade paper, An Emergent Manifesto of Hope represents a coming together of divergent voices into a conversation that pastors, students, and thoughtful Christians can now learn from and engage in. This unprecedented collection of writings includes articles by some of the most important voices in the emergent conversation, including Brian McLaren, Dan Kimball, and Sally Morgenthaler. It also introduces some lesser known but integral players representing "who's next" within the emerging church. The articles cover a broad range of topics, such as spirituality, theology, multiculturalism, postcolonialism, sex, evangelism, and many others. Anyone who wants to know what the emerging church is all about needs to start here.
 

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User Review  - gdill - LibraryThing

If there were ever a manifesto that outlined the modus operandi of the Emerging Church, "An Emergent Manifesto of Hope" is certainly it. Written by numerous movers and shakers within the EC they touch ... Read full review

Thought provoking, and enlightening

User Review  - RevAdam - Christianbook.com

I was very pleased by this book. Though, as others have said, a very comprehensive read, it was well executed. I think that the contributors did a wonderful job not only sharing the features of the ... Read full review

Contents

Friendship Faith and Going Somewhere Together
Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love
Shifting Paradigms for the Ultimate Act of
New Ways Questions and Outcomes for Churches of Our
Collision Credibility
The Story of One Mainliners Quest to Be a Loyal Radical
Or Why I Still Use the Word Postmodern but with Mixed
Mission Beyond Market Adoption Cycles
Theology of Practice Practice of Theology
Finding Our God in the Other
Reexploring Doctrine While Holding On to Truth
Karl Barth the Reformed Giant as Friend to
Authenticity and Integrity in Sexuality
Discovering the Kingdom of God amid Racial
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Doug Pagitt (MA, Bethel Seminary) is pastor of Solomon's Porch in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and author of Preaching Re-Imagined, Church Re-Imagined, and BodyPrayer.

Tony Jones (MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary) is currently working on his PhD in practical theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. Formerly the minister to youth and young adults at the Colonial Church of Edina in Edina, Minnesota, Jones has authored several books, including Postmodern Youth Ministry, Soul Shaper, Divine Intervention, and Pray.

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