The megachurch and the mainline [electronic resource] : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century / Stephen Ellingson.
- Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
1 online resource (261 p.)
- Church renewal.
Church -- History of doctrines.
- Electronic books.
- 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
- 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.
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 229-239) and index.
- Publisher Number:
- 10.7208/9780226204925 doi
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