Pioneers of Religious Renewal Paperback

A History of the Christian Community in the English-Speaking World

by Christian Maclean;

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Pioneers of Religious Renewal

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The Christian Community is a unique church organisation in the modern world. On the one hand it values the rhythm and ritual of the sacraments (such as baptism and holy communion), and has re-established them in a form which tries to meet the deepest needs of searching souls. At the same time, it proclaims the right of individuals to judge what they believe, rather than what the church tells them. It therefore offers something quite particular and vital for the future of Christianity. This book looks back to the founding of The Christian Community in 1922, following inspiration from Rudolf Steiner, and especially its beginnings in English-speaking countries. It includes accounts of the key personalities who brought it into existence, such as Friedrich Rittelmeyer and Emil Bock, as well as the priests and leaders who pioneered it in Britain, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, including Alfred Heidenreich, Oliver Matthews, Verner Hegg, Heinz Maurer, Julian Sleigh, Eileen Hersey, Michael Tapp and many more.
This is a fascinating book full of stories, insights, anecdotes and colourful characters which will be of great historical value to anyone interested in the development of the church.

Pioneers of Religious Renewal by Christian Maclean was published by Floris Books in July 2016. The ISBN for Pioneers of Religious Renewal is 9781782503156.

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Details for Pioneers of Religious Renewal

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherFloris Books (July 2016)
Number of Pages192
Thickness20 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4457466
Page last updated 1st April 2018
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