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A Generous Orthodoxy : Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/calvinist, anabaptist/anglican, methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed-yet-hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian

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Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed- yet hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian. A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement. A Generous Orthodoxycalls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions. In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not "orthodox," McLaren walks through the many traditions of faith, bringing to the center a way of life that draws us closer to Christ and to each other. Whether you find yourself inside, outside, or somewhere on the fringe of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy draws you toward a way of living that looks beyond the "us/them" paradigm to the blessed and ancient paradox of "we." Also available on abridged audio CD, read by the author.
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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 137 x 203 x 22mm | 318g
  • Zonderkidz
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Abridged
  • New ed
  • b & w line, photos
  • 0310258030
  • 9780310258032
  • 66,269

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Why I am a missional, evangelical, post/protestant, liberal/conservative, mystical/poetic, biblical, charismatic/contemplative, fundamentalist/Calvinist, Anabaptist/Anglican, Methodist, catholic, green, incarnational, depressed- yet hopeful, emergent, unfinished Christian. A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement. A Generous Orthodoxycalls for a radical, Christ-centered orthodoxy of faith and practice in a missional, generous spirit. Brian McLaren argues for a post-liberal, post-conservative, post-protestant convergence, which will stimulate lively interest and global conversation among thoughtful Christians from all traditions. In a sweeping exploration of belief, author Brian McLaren takes us across the landscape of faith, envisioning an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. A Generous Orthodoxy rediscovers the mysterious and compelling ways that Jesus can be embraced across the entire Christian horizon. Rather than establishing what is and is not 'orthodox, ' McLaren walks through the many traditions of faith, bringing to the center a way of life that draws us closer to Christ and to each other. Whether you find yourself inside, outside, or somewhere on the fringe of Christianity, A Generous Orthodoxy draws you toward a way of living that looks beyond the 'us/them' paradigm to the blessed and ancient paradox of 'we.' Also available on abridged audio CD, read by the author.
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Table of contents

CONTENTS
Foreword by Phyllis Tickle
Foreword by John R. Franke
Introduction
Chapter 0. A Generous Refund
PART ONE: WHY I AM A CHRISTIAN
Chapter 1. The Seven Jesuses I Have Known
Chapter 2. Jesus and God B
Chapter 3. Would Jesus Be a Christian?
Chapter 4. Jesus: Savior of What?
PART TWO: THE KIND OF CHRISTIAN I AM
Chapter 5. Why I Am Missional
Chapter 6. Why I Am evangelical
Chapter 7. Why I Am Post/Protestant
Chapter 8. Why I Am Liberal/Conservative
Chapter 9. Why I Am Mystical/Poetic
Chapter 10. Why I Am Biblical
Chapter 11. Why I Am Charismatic/Contemplative
Chapter 12. Why I Am Fundamentalist/Calvinist
Chapter 13. Why I Am (Ana)baptist/Anglican
Chapter 14. Why I Am Methodist
Chapter 15. Why I Am catholic
Chapter 16. Why I Am Green
Chapter 17. Why I Am Incarnational
Chapter 18. Why I Am Depressed-Yet-Hopeful
Chapter 19. Why I Am Emergent
Chapter 20. Why I Am Unfinished
Epilogue
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About Brian D. McLaren

Brian D. McLaren (MA, University of Maryland) is an author, speaker, activist and public theologian. After teaching college English, Brian pastored Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Baltimore-Washington, DC area. Brain has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors for over 20 years. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings in the US and internationally.
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