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By John Reader and Christopher R. Baker, John Reader, Chris Baker

This booklet provides theological reflections at the altering nature of church undertaking and Christian identification inside of a theology of 'Blurred come across' - a actual, social, political and non secular area the place as soon as strong hierarchies and styles are giving method to extra fluid and in lots of methods unsettling exchanges. the problems raised and dynamics explored observe to all socially-produced house, hence tending to 'blur' that the majority basic of theological different types - particularly city vs. rural theology. conducting a sharper manner with many of the invaluable yet unavoidably broad-brush conclusions raised by means of fresh church-based experiences (Mission-shaped Church, devoted Cities), the authors research many of the sensible and theological implications of this learn for the problem of potent administration and accordingly church management often. talking to practitioners within the box of sensible Theology in addition to these engaged in theological and ministerial education, key voices surround dimensions of energy and clash, and determine a few of the current and destiny possibilities and demanding situations to church/faith-based engagement and management coming up from blurred encounters. participants - practitioners and theorists - disguise a large spectrum of interdisciplinary specialist contexts and academic/denominational pursuits. members of this name contain: John Atherton, John Reader, Helen Cameron, Martyn Percy, Malcolm Brown, Karen Lord, Clare McBeath and Margaret Goodall.

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In contrast, it can instantly introduce a quite opposite sense, of freedom, adventure and good company; in a word, ‘Chaucerian’. So the word ‘journey’ is commonly used when creating these events. They are ‘journeys’ which can become, by choice, pilgrimages. ‘Pilgrimage’ indicates a purposeful journey. ‘Travel’ and ‘journey’ imply something of more significance, intent and effort rather than simply a ‘turn round the park’ or a ‘trip to the shops’. Pilgrimages are purposeful journeys driven by a conscious desire for experience and to ‘gain’ deeper than physical need.

A Place for Faith Based Economics: A Preliminary Statement from Muslims and Christians in Manchester (Manchester, 2006); Long, Divine Economy. 27 ��������������� John Atherton, Social Christianity: A Reader (London, 1994), Introduction. 28 It is that religious tradition which inspires two major theologians of faith-based alternatives to mainstream politics and economics, namely Yoder and Hauerwas. 29 Both are reminders of the ethical– religious continuum in the origins and structuring of Fair Trade.

The process in which Romantics from Byron to Kerouac engaged has become embedded in Western society. It is not only the adventurous or disturbed spirit that leaves all behind. From Heritage Rail to Gap Year Global, journeying for journey’s sake, is now normal. Similarly for even the most traditionally based pilgrimage, there is a recognition that however important the goal is, the journey plays an important role. Dimensions of the Pilgrimage The form of pilgrimage described in this chapter, called ‘development pilgrimage’ (see below), involves a walk of several days or even weeks, to a significant goal.

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