Event Title

Inclusivity and Incarnation: How the New Monasticism Straddles the Line Between Church and Culture

Presenter Information

Aimee Klingbeil, Oberlin College

Location

Science Center, A155

Document Type

Presentation

Start Date

4-26-2013 4:00 PM

End Date

4-26-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

This project describes and analyzes New Monasticism, the phenomenon of intentional Christian communities in the contemporary United States. New Monasticism is situated here within the context of the Emergent Church Movement, with which it shares some history and theology. I also review some of the critiques of the New Monasticism -- namely its lack of orthodoxy, extreme inclusivism, and claim to a superior way of Christian life. I argue that the New Monasticism's response to such critiques positions them uniquely between church and culture in such a way as to mirror the dual nature of the incarnated Christ.

Notes

Session III, Panel 12: The Boundaries of Community: Case Studies in Historical Memory, Post-Urbanism, and Contemporary Christianity
Moderator: Daphne Johns, Associate Professor of Sociology

Major

Religion

Advisor(s)

Cynthia Chapman, Religion

Project Mentor(s)

Margaret Kamitsuka, Religion

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Inclusivity and Incarnation: How the New Monasticism Straddles the Line Between Church and Culture

Science Center, A155

This project describes and analyzes New Monasticism, the phenomenon of intentional Christian communities in the contemporary United States. New Monasticism is situated here within the context of the Emergent Church Movement, with which it shares some history and theology. I also review some of the critiques of the New Monasticism -- namely its lack of orthodoxy, extreme inclusivism, and claim to a superior way of Christian life. I argue that the New Monasticism's response to such critiques positions them uniquely between church and culture in such a way as to mirror the dual nature of the incarnated Christ.