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Discerning Our Way Toward Neighborliness
 
A Review of 

An Other Kingdom:
Departing the Consumer Culture

Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann and John McKnight.

Paperback: Wiley, 2016
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 

This is an abridged version of a review
that appeared in our Advent 2015 print issue.
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Several years ago, I took note for the first time of the collaborations of Walter Brueggemann, Peter Block and John McKnight. I suspect that Brueggemann’s name may be familiar to many of our readers for his work in theology and Old Testament scholarship. Block and McKnight, however, might not be as familiar. Block is renowned for his work in the world of business consulting, in which he has written a number of bestselling books. John McKnight is co-director of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute at Northwestern University, and his work over the years has focused on community-building. In many ways, it comes as a surprise that these three thinkers who have distinguished themselves in vastly different arenas should come together and collaborate on a book project.

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One of the best books out there on neighborhoods and caring for our neighbors…

The Abundant Community: Awakening the Power of Families and NeighborhoodsJohn McKnight and Peter Block

Paperback: B-K Books, 2009.
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SUPER DEAL: The Kindle ebook is only $2.99 through May 27!!!!

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[ UPDATED!  10 April 2009…
We have raised the levels so that John McKnight’s talk is easier to listen to…]

From the Audio Archives of Doulos Christou Books, we are offering you today a very special presentation, a recording of John McKnight’s talk on Ivan Illich’s life and work, given just last night at Broadway United Methodist Church here in Indianapolis!  Includes two excellent poems by Mari Evans!

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You are Cordially Invited to Attend

 An Evening with John McKnight & Ivan Illich


Monday, April 6, 2009, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Broadway United Methodist Church
609 East 29th Street, Indianapolis , IN 46205, 317-924-4207
This event is free and open to all!

 This sort of event is rare (and even moreso in Indianapolis!)
You will not want to miss this special evening!!!

Ivan Illich was one of the foremost social critics of the latter decades of the twentieth century. His work parallels that of Jacques Ellul and Neil Postman.

John McKnight was a friend and collaborator of Ivan Illich and the author of THE CARELESS SOCIETY: COMMUNITY AND ITS COUNTERFEITS. He is also one of the fathers of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) which we here at Englewood have deeply appreciated.

If you are not familiar with Illich, there is an online archive of many of his works:
http://www.davidtinapple.com/illich/



Mark your calendars!!!

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
will be at Englewood Christian Church
Wednesday evening May 6

Leading a conversation on his book:
NEW MONASTICISM:
WHAT IT HAS TO SAY TO TODAY’S CHURCH

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