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Bktrax-Disc-Generous Orthodoxy

By McLaren Brian (Author)
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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.18" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.81"
Weight:   0.21 lbs.
Binding  CD
Release Date   Jan 31, 2006
Publisher   Zondervan Publishing
ISBN  0310269245  
EAN  9780310269243  
UPC  025986269241  

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By celebrating strengths of many traditions in the church (and beyond), this book will seek to communicate a ?generous orthodoxy.?

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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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More About McLaren Brian

Brian D. McLaren Brian D. McLaren is the founding pastor of Cedar Ridge Community Church in the Washington-Baltimore area. He is the author of four previous books on contemporary Christianity, including The Church on the Other Side: Doing Ministry in the Postmodern Matrix (2000) and A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Jossey-Bass, 2001), which won a Christianity Today Award of Merit for Best Christian Living title, 2002.

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Brian D. McLaren currently resides in the state of Maryland. Brian D. McLaren was born in 1956.

Brian D. McLaren has published or released items in the following series...
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  2. New Kind of Christian Trilogy

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3-1/2 stars for making me think outside my denominational 'box'...  May 22, 2010
First, I would definitely NOT read this book as my first encounter with author, Brian McLaren. I would definitely read the reviews listed here or elsewhere on one of his many other books concerning the Emergent movement or Post-Modern Christianity. The only other book of his I've read is "The Secret Message of Jesus: Uncovering the Truth that could Change Everything" which I liked (even though the title was a bit too over-the-top provocative for me). But now to "A Generous Orthodoxy". It has that engaging, conversational 'McLaren' style which is highly readable. He raises so many thought-provoking questions as to what he, personally, has taken (and discarded!) from so many different political, spiritual, and Christian denominational practices and perspectives, to mold the Christian that he is - at that particular moment in time. And his questions and journey gives one and provokes you to want to explore other paths outside of your own church and religious worldview. I think that's a really good thing. My problem with the book is that it was a little too 'stream of consciousness' - unorganized in how each individual perspective (the "Why I Am A...") was presented. And if you happen to be unfamiliar with certain religious traditions/denominational histories you might get a bit lost or lose interest... but those places are few and far between. All in all I think the book's problem is that it needed a stronger editorial hand in place... so it didn't come out as clumsy as the title!
I wonder why...  May 11, 2010
In the midst of cynacism I found "A Generous Orthodoxy" refreshing. Each chapter asks you to reach inside and determine why you are as you are. Without telling you how it is "A Generous Orthodoxy" allows you to experience a sort of revival of spirit. Whether you are of Christian faith or not at least you will get a glimpse of what Jesus Christ was trying to pass along. We are all on the road to becoming "better" than we currently are. A great book for discussion!
Old heresy, new clothes  May 11, 2010
There is nothing new under the sun. I have nothing more to add than what has already been discussed, except to beg people to be discerning.
Celebrating diverse traditions but do we need some anchors?  Apr 1, 2010
Brian McLaren, A Generous Orthodoxy (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004)

McLaren gives a sweeping interpretation of orthodoxy as right practice that draws on a wide spectrum of Christian tradition. His subtitle shows where he stands (or more accurately where he wants to go) and how he refuses to be boxed in: `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'. He discerns Christian faith can sometimes become imbalanced, and so (at the risk of generalizing McLaren's implied generalisations) seeks to place practice back alongside belief, dance and mutuality back into our understanding of the trinity, theology back into mission, community back into church, preparation for good works back into Bible study, mysticism and poetry back into spirituality, ongoing reformation back into Reformed thinking, and generosity back into orthodoxy. It reads like a personal confession or testimony of faith as to what is central for McLaren: `to be in a loving (ethical)) community of people who are seeking the truth (doctrine) on the road to mission ... and who have been launched on the quest by Jesus, who, with us, guides us still' (p.289). Thus his vision is for an orthodoxy that aims for Jesus, is driven by love, and is defined by missional intent. Like any book, it cannot be read as representative of the total emerging church movement but is a useful book to reflect on what is essential and what can be learned from the diversity of Christian tradition.

Originally reviewed in Darren Cronshaw `The Emerging Church: Spirituality and Worship Reading Guide.' Zadok Papers S159 (Autumn 2008).
If truth did not matter...would be a fine book  Feb 20, 2010
A book that has the potential to do untold damage to orthodox Christianity. The author seems to have little concern for truth. Ethics, apparently, is the only thing that really counts. That might just work this generation. Next generation they'll wonder why they're supposed to do 'this' or 'that' and soon ethics will also be lost. Generosity is good, but let's not be any more generous than Paul was.

Murray writes, "If we sacrifice truth today for short-term influence we cannot guarantee what our conduct will be tomorrow. When the day to fight is postponed the very will to fight may go from us."

On a similar note Lloyd-Jones said years ago, "The tragedy of the last hundred years has been due to the fallacy of imagining that you could shed Christian doctrine but hold on to Christian ethics."

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