Building Utopia Paperback
Seeking the authentic church for the new communities
by Laurie Green; Chris Baker;
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While powerful global economic forces are changing our landscapes, human beings have to wrestle with themes of belonging and identity. The gospel engages with these human narratives, driving and shaping a Christian search for alternative perspectives and practices. What are the appropriate building projects, mission programmes and lifestyles that will be effective in meeting the challenges of these urban settlements? How should other areas respond?
The writers of Building Utopia have worked together as a group, mapping the new situations, analysing their findings and drawing out those themes which demand attention – making it possible to reflect theologically about the challenges of our newly built urban developments.
The editors are Laurie Green, Bishop of Bradwell and Chris Baker, Research Director of the William Temple Foundation. The writers, in addition to the editors, are Michael Fox, John Perumbalath, Sue Hutson and Bishop Brian Castle.
Building Utopia by Laurie Green; Chris Baker was published by SPCK in November 2008 and is our 49133rd best seller. The ISBN for Building Utopia is 9780281058679.
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Building Utopia?Jim Currin, via The Good Book Stall
The clever title of this book works on different levels. Are we Building Utopia when putting up new housing estates? Can utopia be found in a ‘Building’? Can regeneration produce a utopian community? This book explores these issues as it tries to address ‘seeking the authentic Church for new communities’. New communities in this context means housing and urban regeneration not Polish migrant workers. P117 interested me as I did not know that Utopia means ‘no place’ and the positive connotations came with the later alternative spelling ‘Eutopia’ meaning ‘good place’. The tension is explored in the text which leads to models and recommendations for different styles of church engagement in the new urban context. This book raises as many questions as it answers but I found it an interesting, helpful and clear read of some important contemporary issues.
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Details for Building Utopia
|Page last updated||30th November 2016|
|Author / Artist||Laurie Green; Chris Baker|
|Publisher||SPCK (November 2008)|
|Editor||Laurie Green; Chris Baker|
|Number of Pages||192|