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Strangers and Pilgrims Once More
Being Disciples of Jesus in a Post-Christendom World
PAPERBACK; Published: 4/28/2014
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6974-6
156 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 5.5 x 8.5

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Summons readers to wise and faithful discipleship in the post- Christendom age

In this book Addison Hodges Hart articulates some crucial questions for contemporary Christians: What sort of church must we become in today's post-Christendom world, where we can no longer count on society to support Christian ideals? What can we salvage from our Christendom past that is of real value, and what can we properly leave behind? How do we become "strangers and pilgrims" once more, after being "at home" in Christendom for so long?

Summoning readers to wise and faithful discipleship in our post-Christendom age, Hart suggests both how Christ's disciples can say "yes" to much that was preserved during the age of Christendom and why they should say "no" to some of the cherished accretions of that passing epoch.
REVIEWS
Richard Rohr
--Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico
"This excellent book is both clear and courageous! It describes the fundamental changes that must take place for re-forming the Christianity that most of our denominations have accepted as the only available model of church. Addison Hodges Hart honors history, Scripture, and theology -- and puts them together very wisely."
Brian D. McLaren
--author of We Make the Road by Walking
"Thoughtful Christians often lament that our leaders are characterized by ignorance on fire on the one hand and intelligence on ice on the other. In Addison Hodges Hart, however, we have intelligence on fire. In Strangers and Pilgrims Once More he makes bold and sensible proposals for a positive and robust Christian discipleship. I have great respect for this author and this book."
Publishers Weekly
"Offers a path between the corruptions of both secular society and institutional Christendom."
Presbyterian Outlook
"What makes this wise book worth reading is not the thesis. (After Hauerwas, everyone knows this is a post-Christendom context.) What makes it worth reading (and discussing) is the exercise of saying `yes' to what is valuable to the Christian tradition and `no' to what must be left behind in order to retain vitality. Such an exercise for Christians is crucial and this book is a wise guide in that effort."
Catholic Library World
"Offers a concise overview of past excesses to which Christians need to be sensitive. . . . Recommended for parish libraries and for readers concerned about the future direction of the church."

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