The New Christians (Paperback)
Dispatches from the Emergent Frontier
Jossey-Bass, 9780470455395, 264pp.
Publication Date: April 1, 2009
Following on the questions raised by Brian McLaren in A New Kindof Christian, Tony Jones has written an engaging exploration ofwhat this new kind of Christianity looks like. Writing "dispatches"about the thinking and practices of adventurous Emergent Christiansacross the country, he offers an in-depth view of this new "thirdway" of faith-its origins, its theology, and its views of truth, scripture and interpretation, and the Emergent movement's hopefuland life-giving sense of community. With the depth of theologicalexpertise and broad perspective he has gained as a pastor, writer, and leader of the movement, Jones initiates readers into theEmergent conversation and offers a new way forward for Christiansin a post-Christian world. With journalistic narrative as well asauthoritative reflection, he draws upon on-site research to providefascinating examples and firsthand stories of who is doing what, where, and why it matters.