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Why Liberal Churches Are Growing (Contemporary Christian Culture)

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Published by T. & T. Clark Publishers, Ltd. .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Christian theology,
  • Religion,
  • Religion - Church History,
  • Christianity - Denominations,
  • Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources,
  • Liberalism (Religion),
  • Protestant churches

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsMartyn Percy (Editor), Ian S. Markham (Editor)
The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10638817M
ISBN 10056708163X
ISBN 109780567081636

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Why Liberal Churches are Growing is a fascinating journey through different case studies, social science reflection, and theological analysis. The contributors include sociologists, theologians, and practical theologians. The book has four :   This volume of essays explores evangelistic growth where it is coupled with liberal or progressive theology. The strongest chapters outline new sociological data or paint panoramic views of discrete segments of the church. The editors’ diagnostic reflections on the nature of liberal churches . Buy Why Liberal Churches are Growing from Church House Bookshop.   Why Liberal Churches are Growing is a fascinating journey through different case studies, social science reflection, and theological analysis. The contributors include sociologists, theologians, and practical theologians. The book has four sections. The first, 'defining themes', looks at the social justice witness (community organizing), church Author: Percy Markham.

  Let me mention just three books dealing with the Protestant scene, which clearly document what I have just said. The first volume is Why Conservative Churches are Growing, written back in by Dean Kelley. Another volume came out in The Empty Church: The Suicide of Liberal Christianity by Thomas Reeves.   In his book, Why Conservative Churches are Growing: A Study in Sociology of Religion, Kelley argued that evangelical churches grow precisely because they do what the more liberal congregations and denominations intentionally reject - they make serious demands of believers in terms of doctrine and behavior.   Why Liberal Churches are Growing is a fascinating journey through different case studies, social science reflection, and theological analysis. The contributors include sociologists, theologians, and practical theologians. The book has four sections. The first, 'defining themes', looks at the social justice witness (community organizing), church Author: Ian Markham.   But the liberal politics of young people brings us to the first big reason to care about rising non-affiliation. A gap has opened up between America’s two political parties.

  The congregants came to church services to find strength and guidance, to grow in faith and hope, to learn how to cope with difficult circumstances, but the pastors were full of unbelief. And so, cathedrals that seated 3, people would have 30 in attendance on Sunday morning. A ndy Stanley, son of Charles Stanley, is the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, a Southern Baptist is one of the most influential “evangelicals,” is considered a master of communication, and is a church growth guru who teaches pastors how to build megachurches.   WHY CONSERVATIVE CHURCHES ARE GROWING: A Study in Sociology of Religion with a new Preface (Rose, No. 11) [Dean M. Kelley] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. WHY CONSERVATIVE CHURCHES ARE GROWING: A Study in Sociology of Religion with a new Preface (Rose, No. 11)5/5(6). He hears that “many brethren” in the Churches of Christ “are very ‘legalistic’ and others have gone towards the ‘liberal’ side, namly Max Lucado, Shelly Rubel [sic].” He wants to know where I stand “in terms of the Gospel plan of Salvation, who are the saved, is denominational baptism valid, and denominational fellowshipping.