Church Growth in Britain: 1980 to the Present

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David Goodhew
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2012 - Social Science - 265 pages
Church Growth in Britain 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 shows that, whilst decline is happening in some parts of the church, this needs to be balanced by recognition of the vitality of large swathes of the Christian church in Britain. Rebalancing the debate in this way requires wholesale change in our understanding of contemporary British Christianity.
 

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Contents

The Church of England in London
23
Catholicism in the East End of London
41
Baptist Growth in England
59
Cathedrals and Church Growth
77
From the Global South to Mainline Churches
91
the rise of Black Churches
107
the redeemed Christian Church
127
The Expansion of a Londonbased
145
a history of Fresh Expressions and Church Planting in
161
new Churches in York
179
The Example
193
Edinburghs Churches and Scottish Culture
209
Evangelical Vitality and adaptation
237
Conclusion the Death and resurrection of Christianity
253
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David Goodhew is an Anglican priest and Director of Ministerial Practice at Cranmer Hall, an Anglican theological college which is part of St John's College, Durham. A former fellow and chaplain of St Catharine's College, Cambridge and an experienced parish priest, he has published widely in the field of modern British church history and South African history, including the first monograph-length study of a South African township, Respectability and Resistance: a History of Sophiatown

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