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Title Handbook of megachurches / edited by Stephen Hunt.

Publication Info. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2020]


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Description 1 online resource
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Series Brill handbooks on contemporary religion ; volume 19
Brill handbooks on contemporary religion ; v. 19.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The growth of the megachurch (generally defined as a regular attendance of over 2,000 people) is undoubtedly one of the most exceptional religious trends of recent times, certainly within the Christian sphere. Spreading from the USA, megachurches have now become common globally - reaching different national and cultural contexts. The edited volume Handbook of Megachurches offers a comprehensive account of the subject from various academic perspectives: sociology, religious studies, religious history and religious studies among them. Topics covered include: the historical developments and growth, typologies, theology, popular culture, revivalism, social engagement, and the manifestation of megachurches in such countries as Canada, Russia, India and Africa. Contributors are: Richard Burgess, Mark Cartledge, Saliha Chattoo, Simon Coleman, Katie Corcoran, Andrew Davies, David Eagle, Stephen Hunt, Jonathan James, Torsten Löfstedt, Gordon Melton, Martyn Percy, Charity Rakestraw, Peter Schuurman, Kate Stockly, Azoneh Ukah, Marc von der Ruhr, James Wellman, Michael Wilkinson. Foreworded by David Bromley"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction : The megachurch phenomenon / Stephen Hunt -- Seeking souls, selling salvation : a history of the modern megachurch / Charity Rakestraw -- The growth of the megachurch / David E. Eagle -- Toward a typlogy of the megachurch / J. Gordon Melton -- Megachurches and popular culture : on enclaving and encroaching Simon Coleman and Saliha Chattoo -- Your church can grow! : a contextual theological critique of megachurches / Martyn Percy -- Megachurches in the religious marketplace / Marc von der Ruhr -- Megachurches as total environments / James K. Wellman Jr., Katie E. Corcoran, Kate J. Stockly -- Megachurches as educational institutions / Mark J. Cartledge -- Horse and carriage? : megachurches and revivalism / Stephen Hunt -- 'The evangelisation of the nation, the revitalisation of the church and the transformation of society' : megachurches and social engagement / Andrew Davies -- Megachurches and 'reverse mission' / Richard Burgess -- Megachurches in Canada / Michael Wilkinson, Peter Schuurman -- Megachurches in Russia and other parts of the former Soviet Union / Torsten Löfstedt -- Global, 'glocal' and local dynamics in Calvary Temple : India's fastest growing megachurch / Jonathan D. James -- Sacred surplus and Pentecostal too-muchness : the salvation economy of African megachurches / Asonzeh Ukah.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on February 12, 2020).
Subject Big churches.
Grandes églises (Communautés)
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Denominations.
Big churches
Indexed Term Religion
Added Author Hunt, Stephen, 1954- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Handbook of megachurches. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2019 9789004399884 (DLC) 2019037970
ISBN 9789004412927 (electronic book)
9004412921 (electronic book)
9789004399884 (hardcover)
9004399887 (hardcover)
Standard No. AU@ 000066063780
AU@ 000067304819

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