Monday, January 29, 2007

LISTENING TO THE BELIEFS OF EMERGING CHURCHES
Gen. Ed. Robert Webber
240 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (February 2007)

Spring 2007 reading...more later

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General Editor: Robert Webber is Professor Emeritus of theology at Wheaton and Myers Professor of Ministry at Northern Seminary. His interest in ancient-future worship, and other topics, involves him in the fringes of the emerging church.

This is a “five-views” book wit that standard format. Webber introduces the book, providing a historical context for emerging churches and introduces the contributors and their theologies. Next are chapters by each of the contributors: Mark Driscoll, John Burke, Dan Kimball, Doug Pagitt, and Karen Ward. Each chapter is followed by a response from each of the other contributors. Webber concludes the book, asking three assessment questions (Who are these conversationalists? What are they saying? What do we need to hear) and mentioning some of the dangers that lie ahead.

Webber intends to provide a historical context for understanding the emerging church and to provide space for the reader to hear more accurately, and possibly join in, the emerging conversation.

UPDATE: 020107 scan results added

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2 comments:

  1. This ought to be a notable contribution, Laura. Few surpass Webber's expertise in the area of worship and liturgy.

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  2. Indeed. I am looking forward to reading in in a week or so. It should offer a good opportunity to do as the title says--Listen!

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