The Handbook of Denominations is a reference guide to the Abrahamic religious bodies in America today. In the 2010 edition I want to include an entry for the emergent church. Unfortunately, space is limited, and the tone has to be relatively neutral. Here’s a draft of what I have composed for the Emergent Village entry, which will have to cover the entire Emergent movement. If anyone has a reasonable estimate for number of emergent churches and number of participants, it would be helpful.