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The desecularisation of the city : London's churches, 1980 to the present

Author: David Goodhew; Anthony-Paul Cooper
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2019.
Series: Routledge studies in religion.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Major cities have long been seen as centres of secularisation. However, the number of congregations in London grew by 50% between 1979 and the present. London's churches have been characterised more by growth than by decline in the decades since 1980. The Desecularisation of the City provides the first academic survey of churches in London over recent decades, linking them to similar developments in other major  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Church history
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Desecularisation of the city.
London : Routledge, 2019
(OCoLC)1034614866
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Goodhew; Anthony-Paul Cooper
ISBN: 9781351167741 135116774X 9781351167765 1351167766
OCLC Number: 1053623174
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Section One: The Desecularisation of the City1 The Desecularisation of the City: London's Churches, 1980 to the PresentDavid Goodhew and Anthony-Paul Cooper Section Two: Changes in London's Churches, 1980 to the Present2 The Demography of Religion in London since 1980Eric Kaufmann3 The 2012 London Church CensusPeter Brierley4 Walking down the Old Kent Road: New Black Majority Churches in the London Borough of SouthwarkAndrew Rogers5 New Churches in NewhamColin Marchant6 Using Geotagged Twitter Data to Uncover Hidden Church PopulationsAnthony-Paul Cooper7 Growth and Decline in London Methodism, 1980 to the PresentAlan Piggot Section Three: Ethnicity and London's Churches8 Mission Out of Africa: The Case of the Redeemed Christian Church of God in LondonBabatunde Adedibu9 Brazilian churches in LondonDaniel Clark10 Capital-wide Missions and the Rise of London's Black-led ChurchesHugh Osgood11 Demographics and the Russian Orthodox Church in LondonRobert Collins Section Four: Denominational Shifts12 London's New Churches: The example of the Newfrontiers NetworkSam Jeffery and William K Kay13 The Diocese of London and the Anglican Church in London, 1980 to the PresentBob Jackson14 Anglican Church Planting in East London, c. 2005-15Tim Thorlby15 Visibly Different: Continuity and Change at Westminster CathedralMarion Bowman, Simon Coleman, John Jenkins, Tiina Sepp Section Five: The Wider Historical and Sociological Contexts16 Church Decline and Growth in London: Taking the Long ViewJohn Wolffe17 London's Churches: Sociological PerspectivesGrace Davie
Series Title: Routledge studies in religion.
Responsibility: edited by David Goodhew and Anthony-Paul Cooper.

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"Major cities have long been seen as centres of secularisation. However, the number of congregations in London grew by 50% between 1979 and the present. London's churches have been characterised more by growth than by decline in the decades since 1980. The Desecularisation of the City provides the first academic survey of churches in London over recent decades, linking them to similar developments in other major cities across the West. Produced by a large team of scholars from a range of disciplines, this volume offers a striking and original portrait of congregational life in London since 1980. Seventeen chapters explore the diverse localities, ethnicities and denominations that make up the church in contemporary London. The vitality of London's churches in the last four decades shows that secularisation is far from inevitable in the cities of the future. This study necessitates a significant reassessment of the dominant academic portrayal of Christianity in Britain and the West, which has, mostly, depicted cities as secular spaces within a secularising culture. It will be of great interest to scholars working across a wide range of disciplines, including history, sociology, religious studies and theology"--

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