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Liquid Ecclesiology: The Gospel and The Church

Ward, Pete

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In Liquid Ecclesiology Pete Ward explores the theological contours of the turn to ethnography in the study of the Christian Church. His approach rests on a theology of culture that holds in tension and paradox the expression of the Church and divine presence. This theological framework is then developed through an extended qualitative empirical case study examining the communicative practices of the contemporary evangelical Church. The case study examines how the evangelical Gospel through expression has become marginalised in the everyday life of communities being replaced by a new more individual and personalised theology seen in worship songs. The final section of the book returns to the debates around ethnographic forms of theology and the question of normativity. This book will be of interest to all those engaged in empirical and theological work, as well as those researching the contemporary Church and evangelicalism


Ward, P. (2017). Liquid Ecclesiology: The Gospel and The Church. Brill Academic Publishers.

Book Type Authored Book
Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Jun 6, 2017
Publication Date Jun 6, 2017
Deposit Date Mar 1, 2017
Publicly Available Date Mar 14, 2017
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9789004345591


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