While the transition from modernity to postmodernity has received a huge amount of attention the shift from Christendom to post-Christendom has not yet been fully explored. This book is an introduction: a journey into the past, an interpretation of the present, and an invitation to ask what following Jesus might mean in the strange new world of post-Christendom. Drawing on insights from the early Christians, dissident movements and the world church, this book challenges conventional ways of thinking. For those who dare to imagine new ways of following Jesus on the margins it invites a realistic and hopeful response to challenges and opportunities awaiting us in the 21st century.
Stuart Murray Williams (Ph.D., Whitefield Institute) is a freelance trainer/consultant with the Anabaptist Network and co-ordinator of Urban Expression, a pioneering church planting agency. He is the author of Church Planting, Tithing, Post Christendom, Church After Christendom, Planting Churches and most recently The Naked Anabaptist.