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Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches (The Anthropology of Christianity)

Elisha, Omri

Editore: University of California Press
ISBN 10: 0520267508 / ISBN 13: 9780520267503
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Titolo: Moral Ambition: Mobilization and Social ...

Casa editrice: University of California Press

Legatura: Hardcover

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Riassunto: In this evocative ethnography, Omri Elisha examines the hopes, frustrations, and activist strategies of American evangelical Christians as they engage socially with local communities. Focusing on two Tennessee megachurches, Moral Ambition reaches beyond political controversies over issues such as abortion, same-sex marriage, and public prayer to highlight the ways that evangelicals at the grassroots of the Christian Right promote faith-based causes intended to improve the state of social welfare. The book shows how these ministries both help churchgoers embody religious virtues and create provocative new opportunities for evangelism on a public scale. Elisha challenges conventional views of U.S. evangelicalism as narrowly individualistic, elucidating instead the inherent contradictions that activists face in their efforts to reconcile religious conservatism with a renewed interest in compassion, poverty, racial justice, and urban revivalism.

Dal risvolto interno: “This is a lovely book. Secular Americans all too often assume that evangelical Christianity embraces an individualistic ethos. This well-written and engaging account takes us into the life of the social world of evangelical megachurches and shows the tensions between unconditional love and accountability. In doing so, this book allows us to grasp the experience at the heart of evangelical faith. These people emerge as likable and intelligible through Elisha?s narrative.? —T.M. Luhrmann, Watkins University Professor, Stanford University

“Elisha is a wonderfully talented ethnographer—‘empathetic? in the very best sense: critically engaged, attentive, and clearly committed to forming genuine relationships. I have tremendous admiration for the research that went into this project, and I can?t wait to teach this book in my classes.? —R. Marie Griffith, John A. Bartlett Professor, Harvard Divinity School

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