The Resource Christianity after religion : the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening, Diana Butler Bass

Christianity after religion : the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening, Diana Butler Bass

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Christianity after religion : the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening
Title
Christianity after religion
Title remainder
the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening
Statement of responsibility
Diana Butler Bass
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In her latest book, religion expert Diana Butler Bass offers a fresh interpretation of this transformation and identifies a new spiritual awakening taking place inside and outside the church. Based on new research and a careful reading of history, Christianity After Religion argues that traditional Christianity has focused on three prescriptions, in this order: - This is what to believe (theology) - This is how to behave (practice) - This is who you are (experience and community) However, as modern people began to increasingly question their basic beliefs about their faith, disillusionment ensued and Christians began leaving the church as national studies reveal. Spirituality, by contrast, works in the reverse: people experience a connection to the divine directly and through community, are moved to change and serve others, and eventually discover what they believe. Christianity After Religion shows how this new bottom-up approach represents the real mission and message of Jesus and explains the dramatic spiritual awakening we are witnessing today. Replete with both statistical analysis and the testimonies of grassroots movements around the country, Bass's latest book shows us how to approach our own faith with a newfound freedom that is both life-giving and service driven. Christianity After Religion will appeal to both the news media and the large audience that made her first Harper book, Christianity For the Rest of Us, a success"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bass, Diana Butler
Dewey number
277.3/083
Index
index present
LC call number
BR121.3
LC item number
.B37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Christianity
Label
Christianity after religion : the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening, Diana Butler Bass
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780062003737
Lccn
2011032681
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741541068
  • (OCoLC)741541068
  • 410581
  • 410581
Label
Christianity after religion : the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening, Diana Butler Bass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 294 p.
Isbn
9780062003737
Lccn
2011032681
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn741541068
  • (OCoLC)741541068
  • 410581
  • 410581

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