How (Not) to Speak of God: Philosophical & Theological Underpinnings of the Emerging Church Movement  -     By: Peter Rollins
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How (Not) to Speak of God: Philosophical & Theological Underpinnings of the Emerging Church Movement

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With sensitivity to the Christian tradition and a rich understanding of postmodern thought, Peter Rollins argues that the movement known as the "emerging church" offers a singular, unprecedented message of transformation that has the potential to revolutionize the theological and moral architecture of Western Christianity.

How (Not) to Speak of God sets out to explore the theory and praxis of this contemporary expression of faith. Rollins offers a clear exploration of this embryonic movement and provides key resources for those involved in communities that are conversant with, and seeking to minister effectively to, the needs of a postmodern world.

"Here in pregnant bud is the rose, the emerging new configuration, of a Christianity that is neither Roman nor Protestant, neither Eastern nor monastic; but rather is the re-formation of all of them. Here, in pregnant bud, is third-millennium Christendom."
Phyllis Tickle

"I am a raving fan of the book you are holding. I loved reading it. I have already begun widely recommending it. Reading it did good for my mind and for my soul. It helped me understand my own spiritual journey more clearly, and it gave me a sense of context for the work I'm involved in. In fact, I would say this is one of the two or three most rewarding books of theology I have read in ten years."
Brian McLaren, from the foreword

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Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 1557255059
ISBN-13: 9781557255051
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With sensitivity to the Christian tradition and a rich understanding of postmodern thought, Peter Rollins argues that the movement known as the "emerging church" offers a singular, unprecedented message of transformation that has the potential to revolutionize the theological and moral architecture of Western Christianity.
"How (not) to Speak of God" sets out to explore the theory and praxis of this contemporary expression of faith. Rollins offers a clear exploration of this embryonic movement and provides key resources for those involved in communities that are conversant with, and seeking to minister effectively to, the needs of a postmodern world.
"Here in pregnant bud is the rose, the emerging new configuration, of a Christianity that is neither Roman nor Protestant, neither Eastern nor monastic; but rather is the re-formation of all of them. Here, in pregnant bud, is third-millennium Christendom." --Phyllis Tickle
"I am a raving fan of the book you are holding. I loved reading it. I have already begun widely recommending it. Reading it did good for my mind and for my soul. It helped me understand my own spiritual journey more clearly, and it gave me a sense of context for the work I'm involved in. In fact, I would say this is one of the two or three most rewarding books of theology I have read in ten years." --Brian McLaren, from the Foreword

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    this book is such garbage.....i'm so disappointed that cbd even carries it!!there is nothing Christian about it, nor does it posit any legitimate questions regarding Christianity. this gentleman is just totally consumed with his ideas, his thoughts, his opinions, his expressions, his spirituality.....oh my, spare me!
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Reviewed by James Wilcox (Web Content Editor), July 14, 2008

How (Not) to Speak of God is one of the best overviews on the thought and methodology of Christian practice within the Emerging Church today. I had the opportunity to see Peter Rollins speak last fall and found his thoughtful insight into this growing movement to be a much needed bridge between those who speak critically of the Emerging Church and those who are in it. Speaking on the purpose of this movement Rollins states, "This is not a revolution that seeks to change what we believe, but rather one that sets about transforming the entire manner in which we hold our beliefs." While Rollins' writing is a little thick, and may force you to carefully reread a few pages, How (Not) to Speak of God is an engaging and very important contribution to Christian thought today.

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