Counter-Imperial Churching for a Planetary Gospel: Radical Discipleship for Today (Paperback)
"We live in an era that requires us to radicalize what 'church' means." So writes Timothy Murphy, who argues that "church" should no longer be a noun, an entity, or an object, but rather an activity-what he calls churching; that is, a process of practicing discipleship with others in the way of Jesus. Weaving together different perspectives, including liberation theology, process thought, postcolonial thought and theology, alternative ecclesiological formulations, and political theory, Murphy develops an ecclesiology that is also a radical missiology-a way of being in the world that holds together both spirituality and social commitments. In the context of globalizing empire and climate chaos, Murphy offers a way forward for those who are seeking to make a deep commitment to an alternative way of living, of connecting, and of resisting.