The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom

Bibliographic information:

Beach, Lee. The Church in Exile: Living in Hope After Christendom. Downers Grove, Ill: Intervarsity, 2015.



This book seeks to apply a biblical theology of exile to the church in North America today. It explores the motif of exile in the Old and New Testament (as well as the inter-testamental period) as a way for the church to understand its place in Western culture. The book suggests that by drawing from the experience of ancient Israel and the early church the church today can effectively negotiate its way through the challenges of contemporary exile. It offers an exploration of exile in the Bible as well as a practical theology of exile for the church today.


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