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Church growth in Britain : 1980 to the present

Author: David Goodhew
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, ©2012.
Series: Ashgate contemporary ecclesiology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Church Growth in Britain is the work of an international team of scholars. It provides a forceful critique of the notion of secularisation which dominates much of academia and the media - and which conditions the thinking of many churches and church leaders. This book demonstrates that, whilst decline is happening in some parts of the church, this needs to be balanced by recognition of church growth amongst large  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Goodhew
ISBN: 9781409425779 1409425770 9781409425762 1409425762 9781409425786 1409425789
OCLC Number: 769289563
Description: xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Anglican resurgence : the Church of England in London / John Wolffe and Bob Jackson --
Devout East Enders : Catholicism in the East End of London / Alana Harris --
Baptist growth in England / Ian M. Randall --
Stirrings in Barchester : cathedrals and church growth / Lynda Barley --
Reverse mission : from the global south to mainline churches / Rebecca Catto --
The rise of Black churches / Hugh Osgood --
African Pentecostal growth : the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Britain / Richard Burgess --
Moving up and moving out? : the expansion of a London-based 'African Pentecostal' church / Amy Duffuor --
A history of fresh expressions and church planting in the Church of England / George Lings --
From the margins to the mainstream : new churches in York / David Goodhew --
The diversification of English Christianity : the example of Birmingham / Colin Marsh --
Growth amidst decline : Edinburgh's churches and Scottish culture / Kenneth Roxburgh --
Economic factors in church growth and decline in South and South West Wales / Paul Chambers --
Northern Irish Protestantism : evangelical vitality and adaptation / Claire Mitchell --
Conclusion: The death and resurrection of Christianity in contemporary Britain / David Goodhew.
Series Title: Ashgate contemporary ecclesiology.
Responsibility: edited by David Goodhew.

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