Dissertation Table of Contents

Dissertation Table of Contents May 3, 2010

Here it is so far.  You can tell how far I’ve gotten when the chapter subheads start to drop off…

CONTENTS

ILLUSTRATIONS

TABLES

ABBREVIATIONS

PREFACE

COPYRIGHT PERMISSIONS

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

CHAPTER ONE: THE EMERGING CHURCH MOVEMENT AND THE PROJECT OF PRACTICAL THEOLOGY

Introduction

The “Emerging Church Movement” – A Working Definition

Literature Review

The Emerging Church Movement as a New Social Movement

An Osmerian Approach to Practical Theology

The Promise of Transversal Rationality for the ECM

CHAPTER TWO: AN INSIDE LOOK AT EIGHT EMERGING CHURCHES

The Changes in American Protestantism Leading to the ECM

Developments in the 1990s—Three Phases of the ECM

Empirical Research Method

Cedar Ridge Community Church, Spencerville, Maryland

Solomon’s Porch, Minneapolis, Minnesota

House of Mercy, St. Paul, Minnesota

Journey, Dallas, Texas

Pathways Church, Denver, Colorado

Church of the Apostles, Seattle, Washington

Jacob’s Well, Kansas City, Missouri

Vintage Faith Church, Santa Cruz, California

CHAPTER THREE: CORE PRACTICES OF THE EMERGING CHURCH MOVEMENT

Alasdair MacIntyre, Jeffrey Stout, Pierre Bourdieu, and the Concept of “Practice”

CHAPTER FOUR: THE RELATIONAL ECCLESIOLOGY OF JÜRGEN MOLTMANN IN CONVERSATION WITH THE EMERGING CHURCH MOVEMENT

CHAPTER FIVE: PRAGMATIC SUGGESTIONS FOR THE ECCLESIOLOGY OF THE EMERGING CHURCH MOVEMENT

APPENDIX A: FOCUS GROUP AND INTERVIEW LINES OF QUESTIONING

Focus Group Line of Questioning

Line of Questioning: Founding Pastor Interview

Line of Questioning: Layperson Interview

APPENDIX B: CHURCH CENSUS SURVEY

APPENDIX C: Empirical Data

APPENDIX D: An Excursus on Modes of Cross-Disciplinary Thinking in Practical Theology

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  • Looks great Tony! Looking forward to reading it someday…

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  • tom c.

    A dissertation can be quite a beast, but I think it can also be approached as a spiritual practice. I think approaching things this way helped me a lot, especially when it came time for the defense. Plus, why take on a doctoral dissertation if it doesn’t in some way speak or respond to your ultimate concerns? Anyhow, good luck with it!

  • gentry13

    thanks for putting this out there. looking forward to it!

  • looks good. I’m waiting to read it

  • Not that you are in need of any suggestions but it could certainly be worth your while to consider looking at the French Catholic critical theorist Micheal de Certeau’s work “The Practice of Everyday Life” in your chapter three.

    http://www.amazon.com/Practice-Everyday-Life-Michel-Certeau/dp/0520236998/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272938300&sr=1-1

    Otherwise it looks great.

  • Sarah Erickson

    keep knocking it out – reflect – be creative – get ‘er done – would love to read it.

  • What are you hoping to accomplish?

  • awesome! will you be publishing this, or can I get a copy of it when you’re done? I think it will be very useful to my own dissertation work when I get to that stage (though I’ll be coming from a historical rather than theological angle).

    • I do hope to publish it, Mike. Thanks for asking!