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Theology and California : theological refractions on California's culture

Author: Fred Sanders; Jason S Sexton
Publisher: Surrey [England] ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, 2014. ©2014
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Exploring California as a theological place, this book renders critical engagement with significant Californian religious and theological phenomena and the inherent theological impulses within major  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Theology and California : theological refractions on California's culture.
Surrey, [England] ; Burlington, Vermont : Ashgate, ©2014
xvi, 261 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Sanders; Jason S Sexton
ISBN: 9781472409485 1472409485
OCLC Number: 889304189
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Contents: Contents: Foreword, Brian Brock; Preface; Introduction, Jason S. Sexton. Part I Approaching California's Culture Theologically: The enigma of California: reflections on a theological subject, Richard J. Mouw; California, localized theology, and theological localism, Fred Sanders; Can theology engage with California's culture?, Jason S. Sexton. Part II California's Culture in Ecclesial Perspective: The significance of the California missions in Californian theology and culture, Allen Yeh; 'I have Adonis DNA': Californian entertainment, celebrity culture, and evangelicalism, Monica Ganas; In pursuit of the consumer crown or the crucified crown?, Matthew S. Farlow. Part III California's Culture in Theological Perspective: From the Beach Boys to Surfer's Chapel: a theology of California surf culture, Robert S. Covolo; Silicon Valley and the spirit of innovation: how California's entrepreneurial ethos bears witness to spiritual reality, Bruce Baker; Drive-by evangelism, the growth in gang violence and community development, Paul Louis Metzger. Part IV Is There a Theology of California?: Is there a theology of California?, Fred Sanders; Is there a theology of California? A sociologist's response, Richard Flory; Is there a theology of California? An historian's response, Richard Pointer. Selected bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: edited by Fred Sanders and Jason S. Sexton.


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