Re-Membering and Re-Imagining
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
264 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 x 0.53 in
- Published: June 2009
The most controversial ecumenical church event in decades, the first Re-Imagining Conference shook the foundations of mainline Protestantism. In this anthology of ninety-five articles, reflections, letters, poetry, and artwork, participants in the conference offer a candid, inside look at what actually occurred in Minneapolis, and at the aftershocks that followed. Amid the cacophonous rumors, hearsay, and ideological clashes that continue to stalk Re-Imagining, the clear voices in this remarkable volume reveal fresh ways of understanding faith, God, and community. They speak to the church today--and to the church of tomorrow.
"The Re-Imagining Conference provided a rich tapestry of threads subject to being ripped out of context and misinterpreted by those who did not attend or who are threatened by change. This conference was a gathering of women and men who care passionately about issues of faith, reconciliation, healing, empowerment, and the sacredness of God's creation."
"I attended the events in November and chose not to stay. I could not reconcile the events and lectures against my own Christology. The experience was nonetheless a positive one for me. I learned more about my own faith understanding as a woman."
--from Re-Membering and Re-Imagining