Against the Stream

Progressive Christianity Between Pulpit and Pew

By Rex A. E. Hunt

Against the Stream

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  • ISBN: 9781625642981
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Against the Stream

Progressive Christianity Between Pulpit and Pew

By Rex A. E. Hunt

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625642981
  • Pages: 184
  • Publication Date: 8/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

A progressive Christianity is not new in Australia. In one form or another, it has been around for 170 years or so. What is new about its current expression - now called 'progressive' - is that this open and inclusive faith is 'coming out' or resurfacing in thousands of congregations in mainline churches in Australia and around the world as a dynamic grassroots movement.

In this collection of sermons and brief history of liberal/progressive Christianity in Australia, religious naturalist, progressive liturgist and social ecologist, Rex A. E. Hunt introduces some of the heroes of the early and current progressive movements in Australia, outlines the story of this contemporary expression, and highlights some of its characteristics. All the time, his comments show the results of a progressive theology and biblical literacy that have shaped his sermons and communications between pulpit and pew.

Drawing on more than forty years experience in and around the Australian and international progressive religious movements, this collection is an important resource for all those seeking a relevant faith beyond creed, set answers, and conservative neo-orthodoxy,
which have shackled the church ever since the 1970s.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"These are the kinds of sermons I would want to hear on Sunday morning: gritty, accessible, and relevant. Rex Hunt connects a progressive interpretation of scripture and festival days to the issues of our day--violence, ecological devastation, divorce, racism and all forms of injustice. In lesser hands, this could come across as merely depressing. Yet in Hunt's treatment of these issues, a light shines through, born of a palpable hope in a Source of Ceaseless Creativity and a deep trust that we are occasions of that same creativity, capable of realising the divine vision that animated Jesus of Nazareth."
Rev. Bruce Sanguin, author of The Advance of Love and If Darwin Prayed.

Contributors-

Rex A. E. Hunt

Bio(s)-

Rex A. E. Hunt is a retired minister of the Uniting Church in Australia. He was Founding Director and Life Member of The Centre for Progressive Religious Thought, and Chair of The Common Dreams Conference of Religious Progressives, Auustralia and South Pacific. His web site of Liturgies and Sermons is visited regularly, by people from thirty five countries around the world.

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