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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (768 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phyllis Tickle Narrator: Pam Ward Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Rooted in the observation that massive transitions in the church happen about every 500 years, Phyllis Tickle shows readers that we live in such a time right now.

She compares the Great Emergence to other Greats in the history of Christianity, including the Great Transformation (when God walked among us), the time of Gregory the Great, the Great Schism, and the Great Reformation.

Combining history, a look at the causes of social upheaval, and current events, The Great Emergence shows readers what the Great Emergence in church and culture is, how it came to be, and where it is going. Anyone who is interested in the future of the church in America, no matter what their personal affiliation, will find this book a fascinating exploration. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 2/15/2014

    " Amazing not because I learned a lot new here, I did not. The book will be transformative for me in that she brought together various threads of my experience, education, and own thinking and gave them a coherence that they have not had before. In the process I felt that she understood my own biography better than I do, also understood my own journey through ministry better than I do. And opened up for me the ability to sense where my ministry is heading and ought to head. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/13/2014

    " when i started this book i hated it but by the time i finished it i was loving it. if possible i'd give it 3 1/2 stars. in the first third i found her writing dry and vague. the second section was like a church history and sociological overview but the last third is where it really took off where she examines the emerging/ent church. i especially liked her discussion of where the authority for truth is situated for the various segments of the church. i'd also recommend stanley grenz' a primer on postmodernism and rex miller's the millennium matrix. grenz' book focues on the philosophical and cultural changes from modernity to postmodenity while miller's focuses on historical and changing modes of communication thruout the ages. all three books together would give a great overview of how the church in the (western) world is changing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carl Amouzou | 1/21/2014

    " I think Phyllis Tickle is on to something in this book "The Great Emergence". I enjoyed the book for the theory put forth, but only time will tell how accurate her predictions are. Looking back throughout Church history and even further back into Judeo history one can definitely see the pivotal breaks and changes to the praxis of the Judeo-Christian traditions. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tim | 1/20/2014

    " We use Phyllis Tickle's prayers for the daily office regularly in our household and I have enjoyed other of her books. But the Great Emergence: How Christianity is Changing and Why is a fairly horrible book. Oh, Tickle has a few winning observations, but they are hidden among over generalization, poorly assembled historical details, useless drawings and charts, and tiresome prose. Her claims are huge, her documentation and footnotes scanty. The idea that today's "Great Emergence" is part of a five hundred year recurring cycle in Christian history offers a chance to hasten through church history, when she might have been better advised to actually have a fuller argument for the present day. Do not trust her historical judgments - her "prophecies" about the future seem fairly dubious as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 1/18/2014

    " Interesting overview of what Tickle thinks is shaking Western Christianity up. Not so much about the emerging church as it is about a bigger look at the breakdown of the authority structures which have held together Western societies since the Englightmenment, and specifically the role of Scripture in the Protestant church. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristen Effinger | 1/14/2014

    " Phyllis Tickles's latest publication offered coherent theological content for a movement that is quietly building under the alters, pews, and congregation halls of North American churches. It took patience to read through the erudite syntax and over fluff of expressions. Albeit, pretentious in prose, Tickle offered solid reason to her theory; the theory of post denominations waiting to unfold with time. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzi | 1/13/2014

    " I was really excited to read this, as I read all the Twitters from the TGE event a lot of Presby's were at a bit (a month?) ago in Memphis. This, however, was history and while I learned a lot, I never finished the book, it didn't grab me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim | 11/17/2013

    " An excellent and thorough examination of Christendom over the centuries and how the emerging re-formation has been on-going since the mid-19th century through today. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kessia Reyne | 10/2/2013

    " A broadstroke overview of Christian history leading up to an introduction on Emergent Christianity. It's broadness is both its curse and its beauty. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Worth | 9/14/2013

    " Clearly a seminal piece of work and the concept is inspiring. The prose however is awful; it probably resembles the way I used to write in grad school. It's rare that I read a book where I feel inclined to rewrite every sentence. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 6/27/2013

    " Really learning from this author with her analysis of the cycles of Christianity-every 500 years or so. Must go look at Joseph Campbell in depth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 11/4/2012

    " Every five hundred years, Christianity has a rummage sale, and emerges much changed. We're in the midst of such change now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kendra | 4/14/2012

    " This book has a great overview of the history of Christian church culture. Her assessment of why things are the way they are and what made changes along the way are very interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Wisdom | 4/6/2012

    " With its concise look at Christianity's history and glimpse of what may be in store, I found this book to be quite interesting and enjoyed it a great deal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ferrell Foster | 2/22/2012

    " This is a great and important book. It helped me so much to gain a broadened historical context through which to understand the changes in today's church and the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ike Unger | 11/7/2011

    " very important read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Awark | 6/16/2011

    " fascunating take on history, Christianity in the West, and the emerging church. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ferrell | 9/8/2010

    " This is a great and important book. It helped me so much to gain a broadened historical context through which to understand the changes in today's church and the world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kessia Reyne | 7/15/2010

    " A broadstroke overview of Christian history leading up to an introduction on Emergent Christianity. It's broadness is both its curse and its beauty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nate | 2/21/2010

    " Too wordy, complicated, and non-groundbreaking. Sorry, Phyllis Tickle. I really love your Divine Hours series. Stick to compiling other people's prayers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jed | 1/6/2010

    " Every five hundred years, Christianity has a rummage sale, and emerges much changed. We're in the midst of such change now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gigi | 12/3/2009

    " Presents a very hopeful view of Christianity's declining memberships and current controversies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheldon | 10/12/2009

    " Phylllis Tickle proposes that the western church is in midst of its fourth reformation. After reasing her well-reasoned analysis, I would have to agree. A short, but compelling look at where we are in terms of redefining Christianity "

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