Deep Church Rising

The Third Schism and the Recovery of Christian Orthodoxy

By Andrew G. Walker, Robin A. Parry

Deep Church Rising

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  • Pages: 194
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2014
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Deep Church Rising

The Third Schism and the Recovery of Christian Orthodoxy

By Andrew G. Walker, Robin A. Parry

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  • ISBN: 9781625642219
  • Pages: 194
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2014
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625642219
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2014
  • Retail Price: $22.00
Web Price: $17.60
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About-

The major cultural changes in Western societies since the Reformation have created a serious challenge for the church. Modernity in particular has been inhospitable to Christian orthodoxy and many have been tempted to reject classical versions of the faith. This has led to a division within churches that Walker and Parry name "the third schism," a divide between those who believe and practice the central tenets of Christian tradition and those who do not.

The authors have adopted and adapted C. S. Lewis' phrase "deep church" to highlight the necessity of remembering our past in order to recover historic Christian orthodoxy. This book is a call to deep church, to remember our future, to make a half-turn back to premodernity; not in order to repeat or relive the past, but in order to draw on its rich yet often-forgotten resources for the here and now.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"We don't become either human or holy without the nurture and wisdom of others; this book helps us make contact with those others so that we can indeed grow in humanity, sanctity, and discernment as we need to."
Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge, and previously Archbishop of Canterbury

"This is a powerful and persuasive call to the churches to ground themselves in the Christian tradition, and retrieve its riches. An essential antidote to the shallow theology of technique-based approaches to mission."
Alister McGrath, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion, University of Oxford

"This book, written with punctilious scholarship, vast scope, fidelity to history, and, perhaps above all, with great gracefulness, calls the churches to a sober scrutiny of themselves, and, perhaps thence, to fundamental reflection on what the church is. I am immensely taken with this book."
Thomas Howard, author of On Being Catholic and other books

"This book is essential reading for all who care about the future of the church in the West. It represents years of seasoned research; it is written in a clean, accessible style; and its central claims and insights are exactly on target. Read it and be challenged and refreshed in mind and soul."
William J. Abraham, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas

"Deep Church Rising is a deep book, intrepidly and winsomely demonstrating the ongoing viability of orthodoxy."
Rodney Clapp, author of Tortured Wonders: Christian Spirituality for People, Not Angels and other books

"Memory can be the life-giving path to the future, and in this book the Christian church is encouraged to recover its deep memories, not so that we can look back with nostalgia to a bygone age, but so that we move forward with renewed confidence and depth."
Jane Williams, Lecturer, St Mellitus College, London

Contributors-

Andrew G. Walker
Robin A. Parry

Bio(s)-

Andrew G. Walker is Emeritus Professor of Theology, Religion, and Culture at King's College, London.

Robin Parry grew up near Liverpool before moving to Wales at the age of ten. It was in Wales that he became a Christian. In 1991, after completing his undergraduate degree in theology and some teacher training, he got married to Carol and moved to Worcester (the original one). They have been there ever since. Robin and Carol have two daughters, Hannah and Jessica, and a cat called Monty. Having been a teacher in a Sixth Form College (1991-2001), he moved into theological publishing, first at Paternoster (2001-2010) and then at Wipf and Stock (2010-), where he works as an editor. Robin's MA and PhD were in Old Testament, both degrees overseen by Professor Gordon Wenham. Robin writes books for a hobby and is trying to learn to play the cajon.

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