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Totally Devoted: The challenge of new monasticism

Simon Cross (Milton Keynes: Authentic Media Ltd, 2010)

ISBN: 1850788685
EAN: 9781850788683

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Author, activist and new monastic, Shane Claiborne had this to say about Totally Devoted:

“Every few hundred years, it seems that the Church gets infected by the world around us and we forget who we are called to be. And every few hundred years, there are folks on the fringes of the faith who hear a whisper to leave the materialism and militarism and all the clutter of the culture… and to go to the margins, and the desert and the abandoned places to rethink what it means to be Christian. Here is another piece of evidence that there is a movement once again hearing the ancient whisper of God to repair the Church which is in ruins.”


Apostolic Networks in Britain: New ways of being Church

W. Kay,  (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007)





Charismatic Christianity: Sociological Perspectives

K. Newell, in extract “Charismatic Communitarianism and the Jesus Fellowship”, S. Hunt, M. Hamilton & T. Walter (eds), (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997 and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997)

N. Wright, “The Nature and Variety of Restorationism and the ‘House Church’ Movement”, in S. Hunt, M. Hamilton & T. Walter (eds), Charismatic Christianity, Sociological Perspectives (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997 and New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1997)

ISBN: 0-333-66598-8




Pilgrims of a Common Life: Christian community of goods through the centuries

T. Saxby,  (Scottdale PA: Herald Press, 1987)

A thorough but readable historical review of Christian Community of goods through the centuries. Essential reading for all those interested in the practice of Christian community both in the past and in the present.

ISBN: 0-8361-3426-5

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Charismatics and the new millennium: The impact of charismatic Christianity from 1960 into the new millennium

N. Scotland,  (2nd ed, Guildford: Eagle, 2000)

ISBN: 0-86347-370-9






New Religious Movements: A perspective for understanding society

E. Barker (London: HMSO, 1989)

ISBN: 9780113409273



The New Believers

David V. Barrett (London: Cassell, 2000)

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Exploring New Religions: Issues in contemporary religion

George D. Chryssides, (London: Cassell, 1999)

ISBN: 0-304-33651-3 (hardback)
ISBN: 0-304-33652-1 (paperback)

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All Churches Great and Small: The church scene in the United Kingdom

C Peter Collinson, (Carlisle: OM Publishing, 1998)

ISBN: 1-85078-311-X

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Fire in our Hearts: The story of the Jesus Fellowship/Jesus Army

S. Cooper & M. Farrant, (1st ed, Eastbourne: Kingsway, 1991).

S. Cooper & M. Farrant, (2nd ed, Northampton: Multiply, 1997)

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ISBN: 1-900878-05-4




Alternative Religions: A Sociological Introduction

S. Hunt, (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003)

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Pneuma: The Journal of the Society for Pentecostal Studies

S. Hunt, extract: “The Radical Kingdom of the Jesus Fellowship” in Vol 20, No. 1, Spring 1998 (Hagerstown, Maryland)


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Encyclopedia of New Religions: New religious movements, sects and alternative spiritualities

W. Kay in C. Partridge (ed),  (Oxford: Lion Publishing, 2004). Also published as New Religions, a Guide (New York NY: Oxford, 2004)

ISBN: 0-7459-5073-6

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