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The Deconstructed Church Understanding Emerging Christianity

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9780199959884

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ISBN10:
0199959889
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
5/22/2014
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

Winner of the Distinguished Book Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

The Emerging Church Movement (ECM) is a creative, entrepreneurial religious movement that strives to achieve social legitimacy and spiritual vitality by actively disassociating from its roots in conservative, evangelical Christianity and "deconstructing" contemporary expressions of Christianity. Emerging Christians see themselves as overturning outdated interpretations of the Bible, transforming hierarchical religious institutions, and re-orienting Christianity to step outside the walls of church buildings toward working among and serving others in the "real world."

Drawing on ethnographic observation of emerging congregations, pub churches, neo-monastic communities, conferences, online networks, in-depth interviews, and congregational surveys in the US, UK, and Ireland, Gerardo Marti and Gladys Ganiel provide a comprehensive social-scientific analysis of the development and significance of the ECM. Emerging Christians, they find, are shaping a distinct religious orientation that encourages individualism, deep relationships with others, new ideas about the nature of truth, doubt, and God, and innovations in preaching, worship, Eucharist, and leadership.

Author Biography


Gerardo Marti is L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology at Davidson College.

Gladys Ganiel is Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation at Trinity College Dublin at Belfast.


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