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Transforming Christianity: Ten Pathways to a New Reformation Hardcover – February 1, 1996
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The emphasis here is more on transformation than on Christianity, and, though the title is cleverly ambiguous, Christianity is the object rather than the agent of the transformation in question. The 10 pathways of the subtitle are developed in detail--from exclusivistic to pluralistic, from hierarchical to democratic, from God above to God within, from doctrinal to intuitional, from sin-based to love-based, from body-denying to body-affirming, from enfranchised to prophetic, from eschatological to ecological, from schismatic to unifying, and from a religion about Jesus to a religion of Jesus. The effect--a spiritual practice more inclusive than traditional Christianity--is likely to appeal to the liberal Christians Glauz-Todrank addresses but not to the conservative ones with whom he is also concerned. The other two audiences he mentions, those who have left the church in disgust and those of other faith traditions, may find the book's liberal synthesis useful even where it is not particularly original. Steve Schroeder