Moral Ambition Paperback

Mobilization and Social Outreach in Evangelical Megachurches

by Omri Elisha;

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Moral Ambition

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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. This 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.

Moral Ambition by Omri Elisha was published by University of California Press in July 2011. The ISBN for Moral Ambition is 9780520267510.

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Details for Moral Ambition

Page last updated 16th December 2013
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherUniversity of California Press (July 2011)
Number of Pages276
Thickness19 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4024889
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