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3.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 53.7 out of 5 3.70 (23 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brian McLaren Narrator: Brian McLaren Publisher: Zondervan Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2006 ISBN:
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A confession and manifesto from a senior leader in the emerging church movement, A Generous Orthodoxy calls 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 2/18/2014

    " Definitelynt a speed read. This is a book designed for slow digestion and though. Brings forth the beauty of the different parts of the Church, and incites a real desire for more unity or at least tolerance within it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley Walliser Hettler | 2/11/2014

    " My first 'post grad school' book! woohoo!! I LOVED this book, and it really helped me appreciate the nuances and differences within Christianity - appreciating where I've come from and excitement for the journey ahead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Irm | 2/7/2014

    " This gives the best overview of Brian McLaren's viewpoint on the church and faith. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Ungerland | 2/2/2014

    " the only thing I didn't like about this book was the way that he named the chapter 'pithy' things. I also thought he was pretty weak on certain areas of protestant religion, which I thought he might have dodged because of his own afiliations with such groups.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 1/28/2014

    " I thought this was an interesting read. He writes in a clear and concise manner and adds humor to the book that a lot of theology writers don't have. He makes a good case for why we can be all of those things....why we don't have to choose to alienate one another with our titles and labels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy Jack Blankenship | 1/16/2014

    " Just a brilliant Read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 1/3/2014

    " Wow, this book will definitely challenge the way you think about many aspects of Christianity, in a good way. McLaren wants us to embrace a broader, "generous orthodoxy" that includes something from every denomination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen | 12/11/2013

    " Great overview of what deconstruction is like and how it works itself out in real life. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Charity | 12/3/2013

    " I learned that Brian McLaren is struggling. That's ok, but not worth much of my time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 June | 4/2/2013

    " really annoying style of writing (constant chatty self-analysis / attempts to reassure the reader?) but very thought-provoking and useful ideas. i guess he is just trying to win round america's religious right gently. truly generous. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 2/6/2013

    " Brian McLaren pushes the boundaries somewhat in this provocative book. So naturally I loved it! :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel Johnson | 8/22/2012

    " Heresy "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen S | 5/9/2012

    " this challenged me right out of my box. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Vera | 9/17/2011

    " I'm still reading this. Stopped midway as I started researching the author and finding out if his views (controversial they may be) are seen by mainstream Christian organisations as biblical and legitimate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 6/28/2011

    " Read this with my "church lady" book club. It's great theology - good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Sunderland | 4/3/2011

    " McLaren is the writer to read if you want to understand the new emerging Christianity. This is a thoughtful book that questions the traditional understanding of truth to embrace and accept the messiness of faith and human feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim | 3/11/2011

    " Thought this was a very good book - helped me understand the Emergent church movement a bit better. (though Brian McLaren does not always line up with the Emergent Church folks) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tyler | 2/15/2011

    " not orthodoxy and far too generous "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joey | 2/7/2011

    " I loved this book! Lots of things to think about and gives much to hope for. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonelle | 11/12/2010

    " Interesting overview of what's going on in the Emergent Church. And, I'm relieved to see that it's becoming more inclusive! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 10/4/2010

    " This is a great precursor to understand A New Kind of Christianity. I probably should have read it before, but I am grateful to have picked up a copy at the local library. McLaren's thought definitely has much to offer twenty-first century Christians. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 7/11/2010

    " Wow, this book will definitely challenge the way you think about many aspects of Christianity, in a good way. McLaren wants us to embrace a broader, "generous orthodoxy" that includes something from every denomination. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 5/20/2010

    " His "orthodoxy" is a little too generous "

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