The Great Emergence by Phyllis Tickle
From the church's birth to the reign of St. Gregory the great, to the Schism and through the Reformation, Phyllis Tickle notes that every 500 years the church has been rocked by massive shake-ups. Remarkably enough, Tickle suggests to us that we are living in such a time right now. The Great Emergence examines church history, social upheaval, and current events, showing how a new form of Christianity is emerging within postmodern culture. Anyone interested in the future of the church in America, no matter what their personal affiliation, will find this book a deeply intriguing exploration.