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Megachurch and the Mainline: Remaking Religious Tradition in the Twenty-first Century (07 Edition)

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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 Ellingsons The Megachurch and the Mainline provides new understandings of the transformation of spiritual traditions. For Ellingson, these particular congregations typify a new type of Lutheranism—one which combines the evangelical approaches that are embodied in the growing legion of megachurches with American societys emphasis on pragmatism and consumerism. Here Ellingson provides vivid descriptions of congregations as they sacrifice hymns in favor of rock music and scrap traditional white robes and stoles for Hawaiian shirts, while also making readers aware of the long history of similar attempts to Americanize the Lutheran tradition.

This is an important examination of a religion in flux—one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America.

About the Author

Stephen Ellingson is assistant professor of sociology at Hamilton College. He is a coeditor of The Sexual Organization of the City, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

 

Table of Contents

Contents

 

Acknowledgments

 

Chapter 1          The Restructuring of American Religious Traditions

Chapter 2          The Trouble with Tradition

Chapter 3          Constructing the Catalysts of Change

Chapter 4          Reframing the Tradition

Chapter 5          In the Image of Evangelicalism

Chapter 6          Conflict, Compromise, and Consensus

Chapter 7          Tradition and Change in the American Religious Landscape

 

Appendix: A Note on Data and Methods

 

Notes

References

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226204901
Author:
Ellingson, Stephen
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Sociology of Religion
Subject:
Church renewal
Subject:
Christian sects
Subject:
Christianity - Lutheran
Subject:
SOC039000
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Protestant churches
Subject:
Christianity-Ecclesiology
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 tables
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Religion » Christianity » Church History » American
Religion » Christianity » Ecclesiology
Religion » Christianity » Luther
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Social and Political Issues

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