I’ve heard a lot around the traps about Brian McLaren’s book, A Generous Orthodoxy. The views are pretty polarised — people either gush about it or want to organise a book burning with McLaren’s still-kicking body as the fuel. I’ve heard recordings of McLaren speak, and as far as I can tell a lot of the people charging McLaren with heresy seem are either misunderstanding him or misrepresenting him.
So, in order to find out what all the fuss is about, I’ve got hold of the book and I’m going to read it. And, because I can, I’m going to blog about the experience.
I’m no further than the front cover, but the subtitle has already drawn me in:
A Generous Orthodoxy: WHY I AM A missional + evangelical post/protestant + liberal/conservative + mystical/poetic + biblical + charismatic/contemplative + fundamentalist/calvinist + anabaptist/anglican + methodist + catholic + green + incarnational + depressed-yet-hopeful + emergent + unfinished CHRISTIAN.
Wow. If he can keep the sentences down to a reasonable length I think I’m going to enjoy this book!