In this postmodern era, the church is going through a massive transition called the “Great Emergence.” Christians are disenchanted with the institutional church, and as a result, Christian worship, community, theology, and evangelicalism are being reshaped and transformed. In this collection, Phyllis Tickle, an authority on religion and spirituality in America, pinpoints what the “Great Emergence” is, how it came to be, and where it is headed. She analyzes past emerging movements, addresses social and cultural changes in our era, and shares the concerns and questions facing today’s church.
The Logos Bible Software edition of this collection is designed to encourage and stimulate your study and understanding of the emerging church. You can instantly access important information about dozens of prominent individuals and historical Christian events that have influenced—and continue to influence—the church. Important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. In addition, you can perform powerful searches by topic and find what other authors, scholars, and theologians have to say about past and current movements sweeping the church.
Phyllis Tickle, founding editor of the religion department at Publishers Weekly, is the author of more than two dozen books on the subject. She is frequently quoted and interviewed in such media outlets as the New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, CNN, C-SPAN, and PBS. A lector and lay Eucharistic minister in the Episcopal Church, she holds the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from both Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University and from North Park University.