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The Resource The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century, Stephen Ellingson

The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century, Stephen Ellingson

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The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century
Title
The megachurch and the mainline
Title remainder
remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Ellingson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Focusing on the innovations of several mainline Protestant churches in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stephen Ellingson's The Megachurch and the Mainline provides new understandings of the transformation of spiritual traditions. For Ellingson, these particular congregations typify a new type of Lutheranism--one which combines the evangelical approaches that are embodied in the growing legion of megachurches with American society's emphasis on pragmatism and consumerism. Here Ellingson provides vivid descriptions of congregations as they sacrifice hymns in favor of rock music and scrap traditional white robes and stoles for Hawaiian shirts, while also making readers aware of the long history of similar attempts to Americanize the Lutheran tradition. This is an important examination of a religion in flux--one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America."--Publisher description
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ellingson, Stephen
Index
index present
LC call number
BV600.3
LC item number
.E56 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Church renewal
  • Church
  • Tradition (Theology)
  • Big churches
  • Christian sects
  • Protestant churches
  • Kirchliche Erneuerung
  • Sekte
  • USA
Label
The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century, Stephen Ellingson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index
Contents
The restructuring of American religious traditions -- The trouble with tradition -- Constructing the catalysts of change -- Reframing the tradition -- In the image of evangelicalism -- Conflict, compromise, and consensus -- Tradition and change in the American religious landscape
Control code
70921340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780226204901
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70921340
Label
The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century, Stephen Ellingson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index
Contents
The restructuring of American religious traditions -- The trouble with tradition -- Constructing the catalysts of change -- Reframing the tradition -- In the image of evangelicalism -- Conflict, compromise, and consensus -- Tradition and change in the American religious landscape
Control code
70921340
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 251 p.
Isbn
9780226204901
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006025444
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)70921340

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