Why Liberal Churches Are Growing Paperback

by Markham, Percy;

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Why Liberal Churches Are Growing

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This book examines why liberal churches remain appealing, where they are growing and why liberal theological approaches to ministry are more widespread than many assume to be the case. "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 growth as conversational, and the challenge of turning liberal churches around. The book then looks at three case studies - starting with congregations and moving to a denomination. Under the heading 'macro issues', it explores in more detail the underlying disposition of liberal churches and revisits such themes as social justice, homosexuality, and alternative indicators of vitality. The book concludes with three essays on 'clergy and growth'.

Why Liberal Churches Are Growing by Markham, Percy was published by Continuum in March 2006 and is our 24321st best seller. The ISBN for Why Liberal Churches Are Growing is 9780567081735.

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Details for Why Liberal Churches Are Growing

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherContinuum (March 2006)
Editionannotated edition
Number of Pages176
Thickness11 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code119155
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