The Deconstructed Church: Understanding Emerging Christianity

ISBN : 9780190867560

Gerardo Marti; Gladys Ganiel
288 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jan 2018
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The Emerging Church Movement reacts against its roots in conservative evangelicalism by ''deconstructing'' contemporary Christianity. Drawing on ethnographic observations from emerging congregations, pub churches, neo-monastic communities, conferences, online networks, and interviews 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.


Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Pluralist Congregations; 3. Being an Emerging Christian; 4. Faith as Conversation; 5. Deconstructing Congregational Practices; 6. Following Jesus in the Real World; 7. Understanding Emerging Christianity; Appendix: Research Methodology; Notes; Bibliography; Index

About the author: 

Gerardo Marti is L. Richardson King Associate Professor of Sociology at Davidson College. He is author of A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church, Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church, and Worship across the Racial Divide: Religious Music and the Multiracial Church.; Gladys Ganiel is Research Fellow at Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Queen's University Belfast. She is author of Evangelicalism and Conflict in Northern Ireland and co-author (with Claire Mitchell) of Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture.

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