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The church in exile : living in hope after christendom

Author: Lee Beach
Publisher: Downers Grove : InterVarsity Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beach, Lee, 1964-
Church in exile
(DLC) 2014034483
(OCoLC)880199996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Beach
ISBN: 9780830897025 083089702X
OCLC Number: 900606557
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Exile and life in a post-Christian world --
A theology of exile --
Exile as a motif for the church --
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 --
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 --
Restoration: a new home for exiles --
Converting the church.
Responsibility: Lee Beach.

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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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