Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith  -     By: Robert E. Webber, David Neff
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Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith

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Over the past 30 years, this book has been recognized as Webber's seminal work, providing a firm foundation for the ancient-future faith movement. Here is Webber's original clarion call, presented with an extensive forward by David Neff, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today magazine and executive director of the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient-Evangelical Future This book will promote new conversations about ancient-future faith and its relationship to modern evangelicalism.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310291852
ISBN-13: 9780310291855
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The insights of the early church hold vast potential for strengthening the community life and ministry of the contemporary church. Robert Webber sounded this theme in his original 1978 edition of Common Roots. Over the past thirty years, this book has been recognized as Webber's seminal work, providing a foundation for the ancient-future faith movement. Here is Webber's original clarion call, presented with an extensive foreword by David Neff, editor-in-chief of Christianity Today magazine and executive director of the Robert E. Webber Center for an Ancient-Evangelical Future. The book will promote new conversations about ancient-future faith and its relationship to modern evangelicalism. Webber examines evangelicalism through the lens of the early church (AD 100--500). He searches for the roots of evangelical Christianity, then challenges contemporary evangelical beliefs and practices that are out of harmony with historic Christianity. These ancient patterns, Webber contends, contain wisdom evangelicals must recover for worship, theology, mission, and spirituality. Chapters highlight a problem, investigate an ancient belief or practice, and suggest an agenda for today. This knowledgeable perspective on ancient-future faith is perfect for both seasoned scholars and a new generation of evangelical Christians.

Author Bio

Robert Webber (1933 - 2007) was the William R. and Geraldyn B. Myers professor of ministry at Northern Seminary in Lombard, Illinois, and professor of theology emeritus at Wheaton College. A theologian known for his work on worship and the early church, Webber was founder and president of the Institute for Worship Studies, Orange Park, Florida. David Neff is Executive Editor and an Editorial Vice-president of Christianity Today International. David came to CTI in 1985 where he has worked with Christianity Today, Books and Culture, and Christian History and Biography. He and his wife live in Wheaton, Illinois.

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