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Church Growth in Britain : 1980 to the Present.

Author: David Goodhew
Publisher: Farnham : Ashgate Pub., 2012.
Series: Ashgate contemporary ecclesiology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Goodhew, David.
Church Growth in Britain : 1980 to the Present.
Farnham : Ashgate Publishing Ltd, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Goodhew
ISBN: 9781409425786 1409425789
OCLC Number: 793193139
Description: 1 online resource (280 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Contributors; Acknowledgements; Part I Introduction; 1 Church Growth in Britain, 1980 to the Present Day; Part II Mainstream Churches; 2 Anglican Resurgence: The Church of England in London; 3 Devout East Enders: Catholicism in the East End of London; 4 Baptist Growth in England; 6 Reverse Mission: from the Global South to Mainline Churches; Part III New Churches; 7 The Rise of Black Churches; 8 African Pentecostal Growth: the Redeemed Christian Church of God in Britain; 9 Moving Up and Moving Out?: The Expansion of a London-based 'African Pentecostal' Church. 10 A History of Fresh Expressions and Church Planting in the Church of England11 From the Margins to the Mainstream: New Churches in York; 12 The Diversification of English Christianity: The Example of Birmingham; Part IV Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; 13 Growth Amidst Decline: Edinburgh's Churches and Scottish Culture; 14 Economic Factors in Church Growth and Decline in South and South West Wales; 15 Northern Irish Protestantism: Evangelical Vitality and Adaptation; Conclusion: The Death and Resurrection of Christianity in Contemporary Britain; Select Bibliography; Index.
Series Title: Ashgate contemporary ecclesiology.

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There has been substantial church growth in Britain between 1980 and 2010. This book demonstrates that, whilst decline is happening in some parts of the church, this needs to be balanced by  Read more...

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