Holy mavericks : evangelical innovators and the spiritual marketplace
by Lee, Shayne.
|Format:||Print Book 2009|
|Availability:||Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies|
Joel Osteen, Paula White, T. D. Jakes, Rick Warren, and Brian McLaren pastor some the largest churches in the nation, lead vast spiritual networks, write best-selling books, and are among the most influential preachers in American Protestantism today. Spurred by the phenomenal appeal of these religious innovators, sociologist Shayne Lee and historian Phillip Luke Sinitiere investigate how they operate and how their style of religious expression fits into America's cultural landscape. Drawing from the theory of religious economy, the authors offer new perspectives on evangelical leadership and key insights into why some religious movements thrive while others decline.
Holy Mavericks provides a useful overview of contemporary evangelicalism while emphasizing the importance of "supply-side thinking" in understanding shifts in American religion. It reveals how the Christian world hosts a culture of celebrity very similar to the secular realm, particularly in terms of marketing, branding, and publicity. Holy Mavericks reaffirms that religion is always in conversation with the larger society in which it is embedded, and that it is imperative to understand how those religious suppliers who are able to change with the times will outlast those who are not.
The smiling preacher : Joel Osteen and the happy church
Great jazz : T.D. Jakes and the new Black church
A new kind of Christian : Brian McLaren and the emerging church
Messed-up Mississippi girl : Paula White and the imperfect church
Surfing spiritual waves : Rick Warren and the purpose-driven church.
-- United States
Protestant churches -- United States -- Clergy -- History.
Church marketing -- United States -- History.
Popular culture -- Religious aspects -- Protestant churches -- History.
Popular culture -- United States -- History.
United States -- Church history.
|Publisher|| New York :New York University Press,2009
Sinitiere, Phillip Luke.
viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-192) and index.
|ISBN||9780814752340 (cl : alk. paper)
0814752349 (cl : alk. paper)
9780814752357 (pb : alk. paper)
0814752357 (pb : alk. paper)