Charismatic Christianity: Sociological Perspectives

Charismatic Christianity: Sociological Perspectives


Edited by Stephen Hunt, Edited by Malcolm B. Hamilton, Edited by Tony Walter


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  • Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
  • Format: Hardback | 248 pages
  • Dimensions: 141mm x 222mm x 27mm | 459g
  • Publication date: 29 October 1997
  • Publication City/Country: Basingstoke
  • ISBN 10: 0333665988
  • ISBN 13: 9780333665985
  • Illustrations note: index

Product description

The charismatic movement has a high profile in contemporary Christianity. The book's contributors include insiders and outsiders, charismatics and sociologists; with Britain as their focus, they trace the movement's international connections, historical development and variety. The book provides a wealth of information and analysis which will interest both those within the movement and students of religion wanting to know more about it.

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Table of contents

Notes on the Contributors - Introduction: Tongues, Toronto and the Millennium; S.Hunt, M.Hamilton & T.Walter - Thoroughly Modern: Sociological Reflections on the Charismatic Movement from the End of the Twentieth Century; A.Walker - Mainline Charismatics: Some Observations of Baptist Renewal; D.McBain - The Nature and Variety of Restorationism and the 'House Church' Movement; N.Wright - 'Doing the Stuff': The Vineyard Connection; S.Hunt - The Toronto Blessing: Charismatic Evangelical Global Warming; P.Richter - Charismatic Communitarianism and the Jesus Fellowship; K.Newell - 'On and off the Bus': Identity, Belonging and Schism. A Case Study of a Neo-Pentecostal House Church; P.Chambers - Charismatic Politics: The Social and Political Impact of Renewal; W.Thompson - Charismatic Evangelicals in Latin America: Mission and Politics on the Frontiers of Protestant Growth; P.Freston - The City on a Beach: Future Prospects for Charismatic Movements at the End of the Twentieth Century; M.Percy - Index