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Riassunto: Our religious world is changing and many traditional expressions of Christianity seem to be in serious decline. By way of contrast, a relatively new type of church - in the form of large megachurches - appears to be growing to the point where they are replacing traditional denominational churches in size and influence. This book traces the origins and development of megachurches in Australia, in particular through a careful and detailed study of the origins and growth of the Christian Outreach Centre movement. It explores reasons for the growth of the megachurches and the lessons that can be learnt from this form of church. It examines their revivalist religious experiences, their organisational structures and leadership styles; and asks how these have helped the growth of megachurch, as well as their expansion into new activities such as schools, social welfare and political lobbying. It also considers lessons to be learnt from their ability to develop an affiliated network of smaller churches, local and overseas missions, and the growth of new national and international megachurch denominations. Based on a ten year study that explores the historical, social and religious dimensions of Australia's megachurches, the book examines reasons why this experiential form of religion seems attractive to many Australians when many traditional mainstream religious institutions struggle to attract adherents.
Sinossi: About the Contributor(s): Dr Sam Hey is senior lecturer in the School of Ministries at Christian Heritage College. He has taught biblical studies, history, sociology and theology in Christian tertiary colleges for the last 15 years and has been a church pastor for over 25 years. After completing a Masters degree in theology at the University of Queensland, he was awarded a PhD from Griffith University in 2010 for his research into megachurches. Sam is married with three adult children and lives in Brisbane, Australia.
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Descrizione libro Wipf & Stock. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: Fair. 1625643225 TITLE: MEGACHURCHESAUTHOR: HEY, SAMISBN 10: 1625643225ISBN 13: 9781625643223BINDING: PaperbackPUBLICATION DATE: 2013PAGES: 333DESCRIPTION: This volume will have extensive marking/highlighting and-or bent pages and-or dinged pages/corners and-or weak/broken hinges and-or library stickers, stamps, or pouches and-or mildew and-or water damage. This volume will be usable but won't be pretty. Books weighing more than 4 pounds require extra postage. Codice libro della libreria M1625643223
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Descrizione libro Wipf and Stock 8/9/2013, 2013. Paperback. New book. 340 pp. Codice libro della libreria W9781625643223
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