Being Single in the Church Today: Insights from History and Personal Stories Paperback

Insights from History and Personal Stories

by Philip B. Wilson;


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Being Single in the Church Today: Insights from History and Personal Stories

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It is predicted that by 2010 some 40% of British homes will be single households, comprising those who have never had any relationships as well as those who have had very many relationships. In this original and challenging book, Philip Wilson examines the phenomenon of singleness in contemporary society and its implications for ministry.

He begins by examining the history of the family, from pre-modern and modern lifestyles to the point where singleness has become a desirable postmodern choice for many people. The history of the church's views on sexuality and marriage is also considered (with special emphases on Celtic Christianity, Monasticism and the Reformation). In the second part of the book, Wilson interviews church-goers of all ages and types from across the UK.

The results of his research are disquieting, revealing that many feel isolated and yet frequently over-used in church life. Many speak of the church as the worst place of all for a single person to be. This book goes beyond offering self-help therapy for Christian single people. Rather, it is for anyone who wants to know how the contemporary church can offer a relevant community for the spiritual and practical needs of today and for the future.

Philip B Wilson is a minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, currently based in Belfast.

Being Single in the Church Today: Insights from History and Personal Stories by Philip B. Wilson was published by Darton Longman & Todd in January 2005 and is our 34009th best seller. The ISBN for Being Single in the Church Today: Insights from History and Personal Stories is 9780232525922.

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Page last updated 12th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherDarton Longman & Todd (January 2005)
Weight341g
Number of Pages256
Thickness23 mm
Height216 mm
Width135 mm
ISBN9780232525922
ISBN-100232525927
Product Code100959
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