Practices for the Refounding of God's People: The Missional Challenge of the West

Practices for the Refounding of God's People: The Missional Challenge of the West

by Alan J. Roxburgh, Martin Robinson


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• Speaks to the bewilderment and helplessness many churches feel in the face of current events • Practical new interpretation of changes in the West Throughout its history, the church has faced crises of meaning and identity in all kinds of changing contexts. The crises facing the churches of the western hemisphere today are no different. At their best, churches have recognized that their challenge is not their own fixing or even “reformation” but a deep engagement with the ways the gospel transforms society. This book explores how this can happen again in a radically changing western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819233844
Publisher: Church Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/01/2018
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alan J. Roxburgh is a leader of The Missional Network. He leads conferences, seminars, and consultations with denominations, congregations, and seminaries across North America, Asia, Europe, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Roxburgh consults with these groups in the areas of leadership for missional transformation and innovating missional change across denominational systems. He is the author of many books, including Joining God (Morehouse, 2015).

MARTIN ROBINSON is Principal of Formission College, which equips Christian leaders to transform their communities through accredited training, thought leadership, and missional support. It has several campuses in England, in partnership with universities, seminaries, and churches. He is the author of many books, including Planting Mission-Shaped Churches Today, Invading Secular Space, and Rediscovering the Celts.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Emergence of the Modern West 13

2 The Ascent of the West: Nineteenth to Twentieth Centuries; Global Modernity and Contradiction 35

3 From Self-Confidence to Doubt: Western Modernity in Crisis (1918-1946) 51

4 Hope for Transformation within the Wager: The Sixties 63

5 Where Were the Churches? 73

6 The Nature of the Challenge 83

7 Refounding in Liminal Spaces 95

8 Metaphors for Liminal Spaces 119

9 The Christian Vocation in the Fermenting and Bubbling 131

10 Practices for Refounding 143

11 Missionaries in the New West 171

12 Gospel and Culture: Living between Two Ages 189

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