The New Anabaptists: Practices for Emerging Communities (Paperback)

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What does it look like to be an Anabaptist community in the modern world? And why does it matter?

A new incarnation of Anabaptism is emerging, but not where we might expect. In the United Kingdom--a post-Christendom context with little historical Anabaptist presence--Christian communities are embodying fresh expressions of Anabaptist faith and practice. In this companion to The Naked Anabaptist, author Stuart Murray identifies twelve common practices of such churches and communities that are shaped by an Anabaptist vision.

Murray explores how these practices--which include encouraging economic radicalism in the face of rampant consumerism, truth-telling in a "post-truth" society, and accountability in an individualistic culture that knows little about the Christian story--might shape emerging Christian communities and inspire those seeking fresh expressions as cultural changes accelerate. The book concludes with three on-the-ground reports from ministry leaders pursuing this Anabaptist vision in their own post-Christendom contexts.

The New Anabaptists provides foundational resources for followers of Jesus in many different settings as they rise to the challenge of faithful and radical discipleship in local communities.

About the Author


Stuart Murray is a church planter, trainer, mentor, writer, strategist, and consultant. Since 2001, he has worked under the auspices of the Anabaptist Mennonite Network as a trainer and consultant, with a particular interest in urban mission, church planting, and emerging forms of church. In 2014, he became the founding director of the Centre for Anabaptist Studies, based at Bristol Baptist College. Stuart has written several books, including Post-Christendom (2004), Church after Christendom (2005), and The Naked Anabaptist (2010), among others. He lives in Canterbury, is married to Sian, who is a Baptist minister, and has two grown sons and three grandchildren.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781513812984
ISBN-10: 151381298X
Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
Publication Date: January 30th, 2024
Pages: 208
Language: English