“We need to rethink our entire concept of church and discover it afresh through the lens of Jesus and the apostles.”
~ Frank Viola in REIMAGINING CHURCH (David C. Cook, 2008), p. 273.
Yet this book was only the first half of the argument. It was never meant to be a stand-alone book.
So if you only read PAGAN CHRISTIANITY on its own without the constructive follow-ups, you probably have a misunderstanding of the book’s content and intent.
PAGAN CHRISTIANITY is the deconstructive side of the argument; REIMAGINING CHURCH is the first part of the constructive side.
Viola has published the following sequels which build on the first two books. They are all part of his ReChurch series and should be read together:
See also Frank’s new article Rethinking Church – Addressing a Danger
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The publisher recently fixed three typos, mostly in the footnotes. They are:
(1) On page 118, footnote 76 is incorrect. It has recently been replaced with this correction:
76 Donald E. Brown, Hierarchy, History, and Human Nature (Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 1988), 119–179; Murray Bookchin, The Ecology of Freedom (Palo Alto: Cheshire Books, 1982), 62–88; Peter Gelderloos, “The Rise of Hierarchy,” The Anarchist Library, fall 2005; Stephanie Pappas, “Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power” Live Science (August 11, 2014).
(2) Another typo appears on page 103. The reference John 1:1-3 is wrong. It should be 1 John 1:1-3.
(3) On page 130, footnote 154. The footnote has been corrected and now reads — Luther, “Concerning the Ministry,” Luther’s Works, 40:35.