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Post-Christendom: Church and Mission in a Strange New World (After Christendom)

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The end of Christendom, where the Christian story was known and the church was central, invites Christians in western culture to embrace marginality and discover fresh ways of being church and engaging in mission. 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 ful ...more
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Published November 2nd 2011 by Authentic Media (first published December 1st 1969)
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Sagely
Feb 10, 2014 Sagely rated it really liked it
Stuart Murray offers a great contextualization of the church's transition out of christendom. Chapters 2 through 7 present a historical narrative of the transition into christendom, its expansion, discontents, disintegration, and enduring vestiges.

Chapters 8 through 10 sketch some of the challenges and opportunities the church meets in post-christendom, particularly in the UK setting. These chapters contain a number of provocative starting points, particularly in the interface between church and
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Michael Miller
Stuart Murray’s Post-Christendom is the best book I have read in a long time. Not that it’s brimming with new insights (most of what he says has been said before), but no other book I have read brings all the various strands of thought together in one place in one sustained argument with such insightful and practical application. Christendom, church at the center of society wielding political power, is coming to an end in the West, and Christians are moving to the margins, where they flourished ...more
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Interesting thoughts from a European perspective on the end of Christendom: when Christianity no longer holds the power positions in the world. But that's not necessarily a bad thing & Murray does a great job of evaluating both the positives and negatives of Christendom.
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Great book. Author's Anabaptist leanings shine thru :)
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Stuart Murray Williams works as a trainer and consultant under the auspices of the Anabaptist Network. Based in Bristol, he travels widely in the UK and overseas and works with local churches, mission agencies, denominational leaders, conferences and individuals. He has worked with at least 25 denominations in recent years. His particular areas of expertise are in:
•Church planting
•Emerging church
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