Losing Our Religion?: Changing Patterns of Believing and Belonging in Secular Western Societies

Losing Our Religion?: Changing Patterns of Believing and Belonging in Secular Western Societies

by Kevin R. Ward

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620324110
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 10/22/2013
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Kevin Ward (PhD) is Senior Lecturer at the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. His research interests are in the church and religion in contemporary Western societies and he has written extensively in this area.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 Axe we Losing our Religion? 1

2 Religion in a Post-Aquarian Age 12

3 Changing Patterns of Church Life 32

4 A Terminus Quo for the Mainline? 53

5 The Charismatic Movement and the Churches 70

6 Emerging from the Shadow of Christendom 88

7 Is the Future Churchless? 109

8 Being the Church in a Fragmented World 138

9 It Might be Emerging but is it Church? 161

10 Migration and the Future of Christianity 184

11 Sport and Religion: Lens or Threat? 264

12 Religion Beyond the Boundaries 225

Bibliography 251

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