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Phyllis Tickle - Emergence Christianity - Why It Matters

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This week we are delighted to have one of our favorite guests, PHYLLIS TICKLE.

In celebration of her new book, Emergence Christianity-What It Is, Phyllis has arranged a national conversation on the emergence of our faith, January 11-12 in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee and she'll tell us all about it.

Phyllis, is the founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, and is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites. She is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.

In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, such as Emergence Christianity-What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why and The Words of Jesus.

Tickle began her career as a college teacher and served as Academic Dean to the Memphis College of Art before writing and publishing full time. She has received the Mays Award, a prestigious award for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards, an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.

She is a founding member of The Canterbury Roundtable, and serves on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay Eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.