Ellingson, Stephen. (2007) The megachurch and the mainlineremaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century Chicago : University of Chicago Press,MLA Citation
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The megachurch and the mainline [electronic resource] : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century /
|Main Author:||Ellingson, Stephen|
|Published:||Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.|
ebrary Academic religion & philosophy
Academic complete, religion & philosophy
|Topics:||Church renewal. | Church - History of doctrines. | Tradition (Theology) | Big churches. | Christian sects. | Protestant churches. | RELIGION - Christian Theology - Ecclesiology.|
http://site.ebrary.com/lib/jkmlibrary/detail.action?docID=10266034 (Opens in a new window) Access restricted to individuals currently affiliated with the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and McCormick Theological Seminary
|Main Author:||Ellingson, Stephen, 1962-|
|Physical Description:||1 online resource (viii, 251 pages)
|Includes:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-239) and index.
|ISBN:||9780226204925 (electronic bk.)
0226204928 (electronic bk.)
|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.