The Future Horizon for a Prophetic Tradition
A Missiological, Hermeneutical, and Leadership Approach to Education and Black Church Civic Engagement
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"David Everett opens a brand new chapter in North American missional ecclesiology by drinking deeply from the riches and challenges of Black Church spirituality, leadership, and emancipatory public theologies. He unleashes innovative possibilities, grounded in social scientific research, for pastoral leadership and the Black Church's new Spirit-led missional moment in history. No longer can the missional church conversation excuse itself for neglecting the prophetic and participatory wisdom of African American Christianity."
--Gary M. Simpson, The Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary Chair in Theology, Professor of Systematic Theology, Luther Seminary
"The missional ecclesiology conversation has long been in need of an historically grounded, theologically astute engagement with the history of the Black Church in the states. David Everett offers here an imaginative and innovative interweaving of text-driven and active appreciative inquiry into the contexts and commitments of such churches. He has constructed a powerful argument for how the Black Church's historic and unique commitment to public action needs to shape our understanding of missional ecclesiology."
--Mary E. Hess, PhD, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Visiting Chair in Religious Education, University of St. Michael's College, the University of Toronto