By C. Wess Daniels,Ben Pink Dandelion

A Convergent version of Renewal addresses a perceived predicament for religion traditions. How will we proceed to price culture whereas bearing in mind leading edge and contextual expressions of religion to emerge? How can we foster deeper participation and decentralization of strength instead of entrenched institutionalism? Drawing on insights from modern philosophy, contextual theology, and participatory tradition, C. Wess Daniels demands a revitalization of religion traditions. In A Convergent version of Renewal he proposes a version that holds jointly either culture and innovation in ways in which foster participatory switch. This convergent version of renewal is then utilized to 2 case reports dependent within the Quaker culture: one from the early a part of the culture and the second one from an leading edge neighborhood this present day. The version, although, is able to being carried out and tailored by way of groups with quite a few religion backgrounds.

"C. Wess Daniels, in A Convergent version of Renewal, bargains a clean and artistic method of church transformation that respects either culture and modern tradition whereas charting a transparent course ahead. via this hugely unique concept, Daniels articulates an excellent synthesis of previous and new in terms of remix, resistance, and deep, open participation. acceptable past the Quaker culture, A Convergent version of Renewal would receive advantages any religion group that appears to stay rooted of their culture whereas dynamically responding to the worldwide media tradition of the twenty-first century. hugely recommended."
--Ryan okay. Bolger, affiliate Professor of Church in modern tradition, university of Intercultural stories, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA

"One of Quakers' nice contributions to the Christian religion is their historic willingness to problem culture while justice is in query. through explaining Quaker reliance at the Holy Spirit and crew discernment strategies, Daniels info a manner ahead for any church whilst tradition wars disrupt our harmony and tarnish our hopes."
--MaryKate Morse, writer of Making Room for Leadership

C. Wess Daniels earned a PhD in Intercultural reports from Fuller Theological Seminary. His parts of curiosity are church renewal, missiology, participatory tradition, contextual theology, and the Quaker culture. He has been the published minister (pastor) at Camas acquaintances Church, a Quaker assembly in Camas, WA given that 2009. Wess has travelled and taught extensively between buddies, together with classes at George Fox Seminary and Earlham university of faith. He served as a co-editor for the book Spirit emerging: younger Quaker Voices, a booklet that introduced jointly younger grownup associates from seventeen nations and the various branches of neighbors. different guides contain: “Convergent acquaintances: The Emergence of Postmodern Quakerism” (2010) in Quaker Studies, “A devoted Betrayal: the recent Quakers” (2010) in Quaker Life, and “I (Hope) I see lifeless humans” (2012) in Friends Journal. He enjoys spending time together with his spouse and 3 kids.

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