Lloyd Pietersen's new book - the sixth in the 'After Christendom' series - Reading the Bible after Christendom will be published in 2010. Lloyd is delighted that well-respected Old Testament scholar, Walter Brueggemann, has written a foreword, commending this book very warmly. Here is an extract from the foreword:
The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray is a straightforward introduction to the Anabaptist tradition. Why are so many people today in Britain and Ireland intrigued by Anabaptism? What are the core convictions of the Anabaptist tradition? Who were the original Anabaptists?
The Manchester Anabaptist Study Group plans to meet at The Friends Meeting House, 91 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme at 7.30pm on the following Mondays in 2010: 25 Oct, 15 Nov, 13 Dec and in 2011 on 17 Jan, 21 Feb, 21 Mar, 18 Apr, 16 May, 20 Jun and 18 Jul.
We hope to read our way through Alan and Eleanor Kreider’s new book, Worship and Mission after Christendom (Paternoster Press, 2009).
We are delighted to welcome visitors and new members.
For further details contact Brian Haymes: firstname.lastname@example.org
A new initiative in South Africa is gathering people, churches and other Christian organizations into a web of mutually beneficial relationships. The Anabaptist Network in South Africa (ANiSA) seeks to apply the teachings, experiences and perspectives of Anabaptism to contemporary issues of Christian faith and practice in Southern Africa.
Christians across western culture are facing profound challenges and fresh opportunities. The long era of ‘Christendom’ is coming to an end. We now live in a plural society, with multiple religious options alongside the prevailing secular assumptions, in which Christianity has lost its position of dominance and privilege and churches are on the margins of society. Although we seem to be declining in numbers and influence, this context offers many new possibilities – if we have the courage and imagination to grasp them.
We are delighted finally to be able to announce that (after a very long delay at the publisher's) the fifth book in the popular 'After Christendom' series - Worship and Mission after Christendom by Alan & Eleanor Kreider - has been published.
The book can be ordered from the Anabaptist Network for £12.99 (including postage) and will be available at that price from bookshops. A sample chapter can be found at http://www.anabaptistnetwork.com/node/523.
Early commendations include: