Phyllis Tickle, Advocate of Emerging Church Movement

Ms. Tickle, the founding religion editor at Publishers Weekly, wrote dozens of books on spirituality, and was a leading voice in the Emergence Christianity movement.

CHR Comment: Ms. Tickle, a lay Eucharistic minister in the Episcopal tradition, was describing an atomized form of the Ecumenical Movement where individuals acted on their beliefs in Christian unity instead of depending on interdenominational agreements. So the Emerging Church Movement would be just another aspect of the Ecumenical Movement rather than a new Reformation as referenced in the article. Ms. Tickle died Sept. 22, 2015.

Source: Phyllis Tickle, Who Energized a Market for Books on Religion, Dies at 81 – The New York Times