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Claiming the Center: Churches and Conflicting Worldviews [Paperback]

By Jack Bartlett Rogers (Author)
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Pages   222
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.97" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.74"
Weight:   0.81 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 14, 2004
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664256139  
EAN  9780664256135  


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CLAIMING THE CENTER, by Jack Rogers The thesis of this book is that the root cause of mainstream church decline is an internal confict of worldviews. Using the Presbyterian Church (USA) as an example Rogers argues that the worldview that some members have developed has caused them to see life in conservative terms, whereas others have acquired a worldview that gives a liberal interpretation of life. Confict occurs when Christian people make their theological elaborations or ideological application or experiential colorings the ultimate reference point rather than the religious worldview itself. Rogers writes: "Hope for reconciliation and renewal lies in both leaders and members claiming the center and reconstituting a common worldview. This begins by patiently returning to a common affirmation of the root religious worldview that is more fundamental than any ideological application. Recognizing that those who differe with us accept the same religous worldview could enable us to build together on a foundation of Jesus Christ, the head of one body."

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Mainline Protestant churches have been seriously impacted by the conflict in belief systems embodied in the opposing worldviews of conservatives and liberals. In this book, Jack Rogers contends that for mainline churches to remain relevant in today's world, they must make an active effort to claim the center--an authentic and balanced Christian worldview.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Anne Rogers is Reader in Sociology at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre at the University of Manchester. She leads a programme of research on population health, need and demand for care. Her current research interests are in primary care and the management of demand, self care and the sociology of mental health, illness and policy.
Karen Hassell is a Research Fellow and applied social researcher. She works as a joint appointment in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre at the University of Manchester. She has recently completed research on ethnic minorities in pharmacy practice.
Gerry Nicolaas is a Research Associate at the National Primary Care Research and Development Centre at the University of Manchester, conducting research in the area of population health, need and demand for care.

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