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DeWaay, in The Emergent Church: Undefining Christianity, (on Amazon but in stock on CICstore) asserts that Emergents believe in a hopeful view that "the kingdom of God is emerging through the processes of history because God is the future, drawing everything into Himself" (DeWaay 11). See DeWaay's book for that case, but I think this is a fair assessment. ...


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Unfortunately, this is a huge question. So, I'll provide a generic overview answer from a few sources. First, here is the Wikipedia article describing Emerging churches (the Emergent Movement). It covers a lot of ground. A simpler overview of their principles can be found in Emerging Churches: Creating Christian Community in Postmodern Cultures by Eddie ...


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This is going to be a difficult, if not impossible question to answer to everyone's satisfaction for precisely the reason you say it should be defined. It's bandied about so much, not only by the press, but by just about everyone,that I doubt there is a universally accepted definition. There are, however, certain characteristics that could be listed that ...


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The Catholicism tag is completely OK, as well as the link provided in Gilbert Le Blanc's comment. The Light-Life Movement (or "Oasis movement") is Catholic, though oecumenism is one of its priorities and it was influenced by Campus Crusade for Christ, a Protestant evangelist movement. The beliefs of Light-Life Movement don't differ from Catholic norm, and ...


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You might be a fundamentalist if … … you're mean. The term fundamentalist has a broader usage even beyond Christianity or even Theology in some circles. I've been hearing some people (tending towards the liberal end of the spectrum) trying to label Al Qaeda as Islamic fundamentalists. The not-so-transparent idea is that if terrorists are fundamentalists, ...


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It seems as early as Deuteronomy 32:6 that God is addressed as Father: Do you thus repay the LORD, you foolish and senseless people? Is not he your father, who created you, who made you and established you? Historically, it appears that (at least for people who claimed Christ) that it was gnostics that primarily held a view that God was the Father, the ...


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That is indeed a very complex question to answer. The complexity rests more on our cultural sensibility like : Not refering a group over an other (in this instance male over female) Male and female equality Try to make every group happy, as if you were a politician This being said from my reformed, Calvinistic heritage I would say that God has always ...


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Introduction When exploring what the tenants of the Emergent Church are, we should evaluate a few sensible things for determining exactly what the Emergent Church is: The originators of the phrase or idea what the movement isn't the influential authors of the movement What critics claim it to be So, let us begin with the first task: Emergent: Who ...


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This is due to fundamentalist having acquired a notion for "a guy with all the right answers" amongst some groups. No one wants to be labelled as fraudulent. My personal belief is that the labeling is misapplied by the media, Churches, and individuals. I refer to the Dictionary: often capitalized : a movement in 20th century Protestantism emphasizing ...


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I think because of Islamic terrorists being called 'fundamentalists' the term will eventually phase out among Christians, as fewer Christians will say 'I am a fundamentalists' as the media demonizes the term, more and more. The term probably has its original real meaning in the U.S. and that partially related to the conservative right in American politics. ...



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