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- DescriptionWell-kwn educator in the church, John Westerhoff examines the Church as family and the nature and need for community. His section on alternative consciousness is excellent: 'If we can change a people's consciousness, we can change the world.' --The Living Church Living the Faith Community is an eloquent summary of all that the church is called to be, an exploration of the reasons why Christians long to be in community, and the quality of the communities they need. In this systhesis of family, story, ritual, and church, Westerhoff shows how it is possible to find identity in a faith family that has been formed by the story of God, both Scripture and creed. The book begins with Christians' basic need for those communities without which they cant receive, sustain, or deepen their faith. The four essentials of religious community are a common story and memory, a common authority, common rituals, and a fulfilling common life. Successsive chapters describe with clarity and insight the narrative characters of church life, the role of worship, the importance of liturgy to Christian nurture, and the role of catechesis in forming Spirit-filled community.
- Author BiographyJohn H. Westerhoff serves as Theologian-in-Residence at St. Luke's Church in Atlanta, Georgia. Formerly professor of Theology and Christian Nurture at Duke University Divinity School, he is author of many books including Will Our Children Have Faith?, A Pilgrim People, A People Called Episcopalian, Grateful and Generous Hearts, and Holy Baptism.
- Author(s)John H. Westerhoff
- PublisherChurch Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/11/2004
- SubjectChristianity: General
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintChurch Publishing Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight155 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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