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On with the Reformation! free pdf The church in the Western world is in decline. Unless there is deep change over the next two decades, Christians in New Zealand and other Western nations will become minorities, with little ability to engage with what will seem an alien world. Sean Devine reflects on the church's 2000 year history to understand what it has become and what it should be. He argues that the secular world ignores the church's message because it sees an organisation that has become too comfortable with its historic position of power. This book aims to encourage Christians who know all is not well by showing them that they are not alone and that there is a way forward. It is not the church's structures, programmes or core theology that needs to change -- it just needs to be more like Jesus. The first step is to recognise where we are, and how our norms, values and prejudices trap us in the past. With this understanding each congregation can play its part by becoming a community of people who reflect Jesus.

About Sean Devine

Dr Sean Devine studied physics at the University of Canterbury before becoming a research scientist in the UK and New Zealand. During the science reforms of the 1980s, Sean returned to university to study economics, and served as manager of the Public Good Science Fund and as executive director of the Association of Crown Research Institutes. He has been a director of one technological company and chair and acting CEO of another. More recently, Sean has been teaching at Victoria University and researching innovation systems and complex systems. Sean is actively involved in the Anglican Chaplaincy at Victoria University of Wellington and is interested in the integration of orthodox Christianity and the provisional insights of science.

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Author : Sean Devine
Publisher : Avery Bartlett Books
Data Published : 01 April 2012
ISBN : 047320939X
EAN : 9780473209391
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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