9781565636804

Liquid Church

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  • ISBN13:

    9781565636804

  • ISBN10:

    1565636805

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-01
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
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Summary

The church must be like water--flexible, fluid, changeable. This book is a vision for how the church can embrace the liquid nature of culture rather than just scrambling to keep afloat while sailing over it.

Ward urges us to move away from the traditional understanding of church as a gathering of people meeting in one place at one time to a dynamic notion of church as a series of relationships and communications. In the Liquid Church, membership is determined by participation and involvement. Liquid Church is continually on the move, flowing in response to the Spirit and the gospel of Jesus, the imagination and creativity of its leaders, and the choices and experiences of its worshippers.

Author Biography

Pete Ward teaches at King's College, London, where he is involved in research into popular theology and culture.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction 1(12)
Part One: Solid Church
Solid and Liquid Modernity and the Church
13(9)
The Mutations of Solid Church: Heritage, Refuge, and Nostalgia
22(11)
Part Two: Liquid Church
Liquid in Christ
33(7)
Network and Flow in the Liquid Church
40(9)
The Liquid Dance of God
49(7)
Shaping the Liquid Church
56(9)
Regulating the Flow, Part One: The Word of God
65(7)
Desire for God
72(6)
Regulating the Flow, Part Two: The Spirit and Grace
78(9)
Inside the Liquid Church
87(12)
Notes 99(10)
Bibliography 109

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