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Author Ellingson, Stephen, 1962-

Title The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century / Stephen Ellingson
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007


Description 1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
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
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Church renewal.
Church -- History of doctrines
Tradition (Theology)
Big churches.
Christian sects.
Protestant churches.
Christian sects.
RELIGION -- Christian Theology -- Ecclesiology.
Big churches
Christian sects
Church -- History of doctrines
Church renewal
Protestant churches
Tradition (Theology)
Kirchliche Erneuerung
Sociale verandering.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780226204925