The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century /

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Bibliographic Details
Author / Creator:Ellingson, Stephen, 1962-
Imprint:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Description:1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Church renewal.
Church -- History of doctrines.
Tradition (Theology)
Big churches.
Christian sects.
Protestant churches.
Sects.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Big churches.
Christian sects.
Church -- History of doctrines.
Church renewal.
Protestant churches.
Tradition (Theology)
Kirchliche Erneuerung
Sekte
Protestantisme.
Sociale verandering.
CaliforniĀ©Ā±.
United States.
USA.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11186877
Hidden Bibliographic Details
ISBN:9780226204925
0226204928
1281956775
9781281956774
9780226204895
9780226204901
0226204898
0226204901
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
Print version record.
Summary:Religious traditions provide the stories and rituals that define the core values of church members. Yet modern life in America can make those customs seem undesirable, even impractical. As a result, many congregations refashion church traditions so they may remain powerful and salient. How do these transformations occur? How do clergy and worshipers negotiate which aspects should be preserved or discarded?. 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 tra.
Other form:Print version: Ellingson, Stephen, 1962- Megachurch and the mainline. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007 9780226204895 9780226204901