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Dining with the devil : the megachurch movement flirts with modernity / Os Guinness.

By: Material type: TextTextPublication details: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Book House, ©1993.Description: 113 pages ; 22 cmContent type:
  • text
Media type:
  • unmediated
Carrier type:
  • volume
ISBN:
  • 0801038553
  • 9780801038556
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 254/.5 20
LOC classification:
  • BR526 .G85 1993
Contents:
Opening meditation : "Fishers of men" / Søren Kierkegaard -- Introduction -- One main question -- Two main roots of the challenge -- Three main dangers of modernity -- Four main steps in compromise -- Five main ironies -- Six main carriers of modernity -- Seven main tips for discernment -- Conclusion -- Closing meditation : "The celestial rail-road" / Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Summary: "He who sups with the devil had better have a long spoon"--Peter L. Berger. Today's megachurch movement should heed this warning, because of its often uncritical use of management and marketing tools to induce growth. Os Guinness provides a perceptive, thoughtful assessment of this powerful movement and its proneness to compromise with modernity. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion. This book also includes two unique meditations: Søren Kierkegaard's "Fishers of Men" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Celestial Rail-road." --! From back cover.
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Book: Standard Hewitson Library, Presbyterian Research Centre Main BR526 .G85 1993 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 24-023

"Hourglass books."

Includes bibliographical references (pages 110-113).

Opening meditation : "Fishers of men" / Søren Kierkegaard -- Introduction -- One main question -- Two main roots of the challenge -- Three main dangers of modernity -- Four main steps in compromise -- Five main ironies -- Six main carriers of modernity -- Seven main tips for discernment -- Conclusion -- Closing meditation : "The celestial rail-road" / Nathaniel Hawthorne.

"He who sups with the devil had better have a long spoon"--Peter L. Berger. Today's megachurch movement should heed this warning, because of its often uncritical use of management and marketing tools to induce growth. Os Guinness provides a perceptive, thoughtful assessment of this powerful movement and its proneness to compromise with modernity. Each chapter concludes with thought-provoking questions for reflection and discussion. This book also includes two unique meditations: Søren Kierkegaard's "Fishers of Men" and Nathaniel Hawthorne's "The Celestial Rail-road." --! From back cover.

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