ISBN : 9780190867560
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