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Introduction: Postdenominational Evangelicalism, Saddleback Church, and the Postsuburbs

Justin G. Wilford

in Sacred Subdivisions: The Postsuburban Transformation of American Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814725351
eISBN:
9780814708309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814725351.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory chapter presents postsuburban evangelical megachurches as cultural performances, and develops an explanation of both evangelical and megachurch popularity that does not forestall ... More


Purpose Driven

Randall Balmer

in Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory: A Journey into the Evangelical Subculture in America, 25th Anniversary edition

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360468
eISBN:
9780190258252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360468.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter presents the author's account of the Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. He first details the expansion of evangelical megachurches (generally defined as congregations of a ... More


Personhood: Sin, Sociality, and the Unbuffered Self in US Evangelicalism

Omri Elisha

in The Anthropology of Global Pentecostalism and Evangelicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814772591
eISBN:
9780814723517
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814772591.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws on fieldwork on evangelical megachurches in Knoxville, Tennessee. Focusing on the social interactions and spiritual aspirations of a men's fellowship group, this chapter argues ... More


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