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Title Congregational studies in the UK : Christianity in a post-Christian context / edited by Mathew Guest, Karin Tusting, and Linda Woodhead
Published New York : Routledge, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Explorations in practical, pastoral, and empirical theology
Explorations in practical, pastoral, and empirical theology.
Contents Part One. The emerging field -- Congregational studies : taking stock / Linda Woodhead, Mathew Guest and Karin Tusting -- The rise of congregational studies in the USA / Arthur Farnsley -- 'Conference people' : congregational studies in a globalizing world / Simon Coleman -- Part Two. Congregations in the UK -- The effects of evangelical renewal on mainstream congregational identities : a Welsh case study / Paul Chambers -- 'Friendship, fellowship and acceptance' : the public discourse of a thriving evangelical congregation / Mathew Guest -- Display and division : congregational conflict among Roman Catholics / Peter McGrail -- Congregations, narratives and identity : a Quaker case study / Peter Collins -- Congregational cultures and the boundaries of identity / Timothy Jenkins -- Part Three. Theoretical and methodological issues -- The messiness of studying congregations using ethnographic methods / Frances Ward -- Are congregations associations? : the contribution of organizational studies to congregational studies / Helen Cameron -- Priests, parish and people : reconceiving a relationship / Douglas Davies -- Denominational cultures : the Cinderella of congregational studies? / Philip Richter -- The significance of gender for congregational studies / Kristin Aune -- Putting congregational studies to work : ethnography, consultancy and change/ Martin Stringer
Notes First published in 2004 by Ashgate Publishing
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (Ebsco, viewed March 8, 2017)
Subject Christian sociology -- Great Britain.
Church growth -- Great Britain.
United Kingdom -- Church history -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Church history.
Form Electronic book
Author Guest, Mathew, editor
Tusting, Karin, 1973- editor
Woodhead, Linda, editor
ISBN 1351949616 (electronic bk.)
9781351949613 (electronic bk.)