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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by 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. "

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