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The Church in exile : living in Hope after Christendom

Author: Lee Beach
Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : IVP Academic, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The people of God throughout history have been a people of exile and diaspora. For much of its history, however, the Christian church lived with the sense of being at home in the world, with considerable influence and power. That age of Christendom is now over, and as Lee Beach demonstrates, this is something for which the church should be grateful. Drawing on a close engagement with Old Testament and New Testament  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Church history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Beach
ISBN: 9780830840663 0830840664
OCLC Number: 880199996
Description: 240 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Exile and life in a post-Christian world --
Part I.A theology of exile. Exile as a motif for the church today --
Exile in the Old Testament --
Esther as advice for exiles --
Daniel as advice for exiles --
Jonah as advice for exiles? --
Jesus and exile in the early church --
The exilic wisdom of 1 Peter --
Part II. The practices of exile. Leading the church in exile: generating hope --
Thinking like exiles: a responsive theology --
Holiness: an exilic identity --
Exilic mission: engaging the culture as exiles --
The hope of restoration: a new home for exiles --
Conclusion: Converting the church.
Responsibility: Lee Beach ; foreword by Walter Brueggemann.

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The church in North America today lives in a post-Christian society. Lee Beach helps the people of God today to develop a hopeful and prophetic imagination, a theology responsive to its context, and  Read more...

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