A New Kind of Christianity: Ten Questions That Are Transforming the Faith

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Harper Collins, Feb 9, 2010 - Religion - 336 pages
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“Some books provide us with information about the world, but every once in a while a book appears that enables us to imagine new, more wonderful worlds. [A New Kind of Christianity] is one of these.” —Peter Rollins, Ikon

A New Kind of Christianity is Brian D. McLaren’s much anticipated follow-up to his breakthrough work of the emergent-church movement, A New Kind of Christian. Named by Time magazine as one of America’s top 25 evangelicals, McLaren, along with such contemporaries as N.T. Wright, Jim Wallis, and Rob Bell, is one of the acknowledged leaders of a new generation of Christians who want to update their faith for current times while remaining true to the core message of Jesus. In this controversial and thought-provoking book, McLaren explores the questions that will determine the shape of Christianity for the next 500 years.

 

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Sensitive, Clear, and Important

User Review  - Jacksatonement - Christianbook.com

This is a very lucid, sensitive, and remarkably thoughtful attempt to put into words the reform that many feel is needed in the depths of their hearts. It is not to be expected that one will agree ... Read full review

Faith diluted by culture

User Review  - Plesion - Christianbook.com

I know this is marketed as a "Christian book," but despite that, and despite the title, it departs from the Bible so far as to make me think the author is trying to design a new religion based on ... Read full review

Contents

The Quest and the Questions
14
A Prayer on the Beach
24
BOOK
31
Setting the Stage for the Biblical Narrative
46
The Biblical Narrative in Three Dimensions
55
The Authority Question
67
From Legal Constitution to Community Library
78
Revelation Through Conversation
87
The Gospel Question
137
Jesus and the Kingdom of God
147
BOOK
159
The Sex Question
173
The Future Question
191
How Should Followers of Jesus Relate
207
How Can We Translate Our Quest into Action?
225
Living the Questions in Community
242

The God Question
98
From a Violent Tribal God to a Christlike God
108
The Jesus Question
119
Jesus Outside the Lines
127
A New Kind of Christianity
252
Notes
261
Index
299
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Brian D. McLaren, hailed as one of America's 25 most influential evangelicals by Time magazine, is a speaker, social justice activist, pastor, and the author of A New Kind of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy, A New Kind of Christian, and The Secret Message of Jesus. McLaren has appeared on Nightline and Larry King Live, and his work has been covered in The Washington Post, the New York Times, Christianity Today, and many other publications. McLaren and his wife, Grace, live in Florida and have four adult children.

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