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Anglican Cathedrals in Modern Life: The Science of Cathedral Studies

Anglican Cathedrals in Modern Life: The Science of Cathedral Studies

by Leslie J Francis (Editor)

Hardcover(1st ed. 2015)

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In the past decade, cathedrals have blossomed as signs of growth for the Anglican Church in England and Wales. They have opened their doors to growing congregations, to widening participation at the major Christian festivals, and to visitors, pilgrims, and tourists on a changing quest for religious experience and for spiritual fulfilment.

In this thought-provoking volume Leslie J. Francis' research group presents ten focused empirical studies that illuminate what is really going on in these cathedrals.

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ISBN-13: 9781137553010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 267
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

The Revd Dr Jennie Annis, St Mary's Centre (Wales), UK
Tania ap Siôn is Executive Director of the St Mary's Centre (Wales), Glyndır University, UK
The Revd Prebendary Lynda Barley, Kings' College University, London, UK
The Revd Dr Lewis Burton, Glyndır Univesity, UK
The Right Revd Dr Michael Ipgrave, Southwark Cathedral, UK
David W Lankshear, Glyndır University, UK
Ms Judith Muskett, York St John University, UK

Table of Contents


Foreword; Michael Sadgrove

1. Shaping Cathedral Studies: A Scientific Approach; Leslie J. Francis and Judith A. Muskett

2. Cathedral Engagement with Young People; Owen Edwards and Tania ap Siôn

3. Cathedral Congregations: Retreating from Commitment or Generating Social Capital?; Leslie J. Francis and Emyr Williams

4. Motivational Styles of Cathedral Congregations; Leslie J. Francis and Emyr Williams

5. The Cathedral Alongside Parish Churches: Comparing Congregations; David W. Lankshear, Leslie J. Francis, and Michael Ipgrave

6. Cathedral Carol Services: Who Attends and Why?; David S. Walker

7. Ministry of the Cathedral Prayer Board: Studying Ordinary Prayer; Tania ap Siôn

8. Encountering Ordinary Visitors Through Cathedral Visitors-Book; Lewis Burton

9. The Spiritual Revolution and the Spiritual Quest of Cathedral Visitors; Leslie J. Francis, Jennie Annis, and Mandy Robbins

10. The Gospel of Inclusivity and Cathedral Visitors; Leslie J. Francis, Mandy Robbins, and Jennie Annis

11. Cathedrals Making Friends: Building Associations; Judith A. Muskett

12. The Science of Cathedral Studies: Present and Future; Judith A. Muskett and Leslie J. Francis

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