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An Emergent Theology For Emerging Churches

Paperback|Aug 2006
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If the emerging church movement is looking for a theology, Ray Anderson offers clear and relevant theological guidance for it in this timely book. Reaching back through time, Anderson roots an emergent theology in what happened at Antioch, where...


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If the emerging church movement is looking for a theology, Ray Anderson offers clear and relevant theological guidance for it in this timely book.

Reaching back through time, Anderson roots an emergent theology in what happened at Antioch, where Saul (Paul) and Barnabas were set apart for a mission to establish churches outside of Jerusalem - among Gentiles who had to be reached in their own cultures. He shows how the Lord Holy Spirit himself revolutionized and inspired how the message of salvation was offered to others, and provided a model to follow.

Explaining that an emergent theology is messianic, revelational, kingdom-coming and eschatological, this book addresses many of the concerns of those looking for a church that is contemporary, yet true to the gospel.

If you wrestle with the challenges that face the church in these "postmodern" days, you will benefit from this book.

Table of Contents
Foreword by Brian McLaren
Preface: What Has Antioch to Do with Jerusalem?

1. It's About Theology, Not Geography
2. It's About Christ, Not Just Christology
3. It's About the Spirit, Not Just Spirituality
4. It's About the Right Gospel, Not Just the Right Polity
5. It's About Kingdom Living, Not Kingdom Building
6. It's About the Work of God, Not Just the Word of God
7. It's About the Law of Love, Not the Letter of the Law
8. It's About the Community of the Spirit, Not Just the Gifts of the Spirit
9. It's About Mission, Not Just About Ministry
10. It's About the Church Ahead of Us, Not Only the Church Behind Us

Bibliography
Name and Subject Index
Scripture Index ^

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Ray Anderson offers a theological framework for the emerging church. Showing that an emergent theology is messianic, revelational, kingdom-coming and eschatological, this book addresses many of the concerns of those looking for a church that is contemporary, yet true to the gospel in its beliefs.
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Ray S Anderson

Ray S. Anderson (Ph.D., University of Edinburgh) is senior professor of theology and ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California, where he has taught since 1976. He is also a contributing editor to Journal of Psychology and Theology. He has written many books, including Judas and Jesus: Amazing Grace for the Wounded Soul (2004), The Soul of God: A Theological Memoir (2004), Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament: A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers (2003), Dancing with Wolves While Feeding the Sheep (2002), The New Age of Soul: Spiritual Wisdom for a New Millennium (2001), The Shape of Practical Theology: Empowering Ministry with Theological Praxis (2001), Living the Spiritually Balanced Life (1998) and The Soul of Ministry: Forming Leaders for God's People (1997). Anderson's articles and book reviews have been published in a wide array of scholarly and popular periodicals.

  • Foreword By Brian Mclaren
  • Preface: What Has Antioch To Do With Jerusalem?
  • 1. It's About Theology, Not Geography
  • 2. It's About Christ, Not Just Christology
  • 3. It's About The Spirit, Not Just Spirituality
  • 4. It's About The Right Gospel, Not Just The Right Polity
  • 5. It's About Kingdome Living, Not Kingdom Building
  • 6. It's About The Work Of God, Not Just The Word Of God
  • 7. It's About The Law Of Love, Not The Letter Of The Law
  • 8. It's About The Community Of The Spirit, Not Just The Gifts Of The Spirit
  • 9. It's About Mission, Not Just About Ministry
  • 10. It's About The Church Ahead Of Us, Not Only The Church Behind Us
  • Bibliography
  • Name And Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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