Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity

Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance

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Editor(s): 
Stephen J. Hunt
Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion
  • Boston, MA: 
    Brill
    , February
     2016.
     426 pages.
     $210.00.
     E-Book.
    ISBN
    9789004265394.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

The Handbook of Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions & Allegiance traces how the largest religion in the world continues to be expressed in energetic global dynamic forms. In contemporary times Christianity is increasingly exposed to divisions, not only through its traditional channels – Roman Catholic, Protestant and the Orthodoxy – nor conservative and liberal streams, but numerous nuanced articulations. This is reflected in the roles of clergy and lay people, in organisational dynamics, sources of allegiance and articulations of the faith, movements of renewal and revivalism, syncretic modes, and broader relationships with wider cultural trajectories and changing social circumstances. Collectively the contributors to this volume offer a comprehensive exploration of these themes. The volume is a companion to the Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Stephen Hunt is Associate Professor in the Sociology of Religion at the University of the West of England, Bristol.

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