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Words upon the Word: An Ethnography of Evangelical Group Bible Study
Evangelical Bible study groups are the most prolific type of small group in American society, with more than 30 million Protestants gathering every week for this distinct purpose, meeting in homes,Expand
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Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity
The Emerging Church movement developed in the mid-1990s among primarily white, urban, middle-class pastors and laity who were disenchanted with America's conservative Evangelical sub-culture. It is aExpand
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Belief, Deconversion, and Authenticity among U.S. Emerging Evangelicals
In this article I examine the status of belief among U.S. evangelicals organizing under the moniker of the “emerging church.” As part of their cultural critique of the conservative ChristianExpand
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The ‘Emerging Church’ in America: Notes on the interaction of Christianities
Abstract The ‘Emerging Church’ is an American-born movement that dates to the late 1990s. It is fundamentally a movement of cultural critique in which the primary interlocutor is the dominantExpand
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‘The Mind of Christ’: Financial Success, Born-again Personhood, and the Anthropology of Christianity
Abstract In this article, I contribute to the emerging project of the anthropology of Christianity by exploring the subject of born-again personhood. As a nascent field of inquiry, the anthropologyExpand
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Act Like Men: Social Engagement and Evangelical Masculinity
Abstract This article contributes to ongoing public and scholarly debates about evangelical social engagement in the United States. I illustrate that, for some conservative evangelical men, activismExpand
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Biblical Gardens and the Sensuality of Religious Pedagogy
Abstract This article explores how the phenomenon of biblical gardens joins three bodies of scholarship: the social life of scriptures, the study of religion’s media turn, and religious pedagogy. AsExpand
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