Christian Intentional Communities in Kansas

Research Bibliography

Below are the resources cited on the homepage of this site.  They provide a brief overview of the recent literature and news articles related to the emerging church, new monasticism, and christian intentional community.


Bielo, James. The ‘Emerging Church’ in America: Notes on the interaction of Christianities. Religion 39:219-232, 2009.

Bielo, James. City of Man, City of God: The Re-Urbanization of American Evangelicals. City & Society 23(S1):2-23, 2011a.

Bielo, James. Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity. New York: New York University Press, 2011b.

Bielo, James. Purity, danger, and redemption: Notes on urban missional evangelicals. American Ethnologist 3(2):267-280, 2011c.

Bielo, James. Belief, Deconversion, and Authenticity among U.S. Emerging Evangelicals. Ethos 40(3):258-276, 2012.

Clayborn, Shane. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2006.

Elisha, Omri. Moral Ambitions of Grace: The Paradox of Compassion and Accountability in Evangelical Faith-Based Activism. Cultural Anthropology 23(1):154-189, 2008a.

Elisha, Omri. You Can’t Talk to an Empty Stomach: Faith-based Activism, Holistic Evangelism, and the Publicity of Evangelical Engagement. In Proselytization Revisited: Rights Talk, Free Markets and Culture Wars. Rosalind I.J. Hackett, ed. Pp. 431-454. London: Equinox, 2008b.

The Simple Way. Community of Communities <>. Accessed January 15, 2013.

Kauffman, Ivan J. “Follow Me”: A History of Christian Intentionality. Cambridge: The Lutterworth Press, 2009.

Kolavalli, Chhaya. Questioning the American Dream: New Monastic Attempts to Restructure the U.S. Economy. M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Kansas, 2014.

Lowitzki, David. New Monasticism: A Sociological Analysis. M.A. Thesis, Department of Sociology, California State University, Fullerton, 2006.

Moll, Rob. The New Monasticism: A fresh crop of Christian communities is blossoming in blighted urban settings all over America. Christianity Today, September 2, 2005.

Roberts, Tom. A Place for Renegades: Camden community confronts ‘dark side of the American dream.’ National Catholic Reporter, December 25, 2009.

Wilson-Hartgrove, Jonathan. New Monasticism: What it has to say to today’s church. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2008.


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