Said by its publisher to cover “every aspect of this developing Christianity,” The Emerging Christian Way is a book it took 14 authors to write—each penned one chapter—including such luminaries as Matthew Fox and Tom Harper [six have a connection to the United Church of Canada], plus one editor, Michael Schwartzentruber, to compile and refine.
Together, they conjure a fresh Christianity, which CopperHouse, an imprint of Kelowna’s Wood Lake Books, describes thusly: “Christianity is primarily about transformation—about the transformation of the self through a living and dynamic experience of God, who is not separate from us, but who is part of us; and about the transformation of society. This new vision is best described by Marcus Borg’s emerging paradigm, which he brings to life in new ways in the opening chapter….”
Hear Borg out: “In a sentence, it [the emerging paradigm] sees the Christian life as a relationship with God as known in Jesus that changes us, that transforms us…. The Christian life is not very much about believing a set of claims to be true, but about a path, a way of transformation that leads to God and to participation in…God’s passion for the world.”
The Emerging Christian Way: Thoughts, Stories & Wisdom for a Faith in Transformation
Edited by Michael Schwartzentruber
CopperHouse, an imprint of Wood Lake Books, 2006