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Children of Jesus and MaryThe Order of Christ Sophia$
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James Lewis and Nicholas Levine

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195378443

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.001.0001

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Future Prospects

Future Prospects

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(p.225) 10 Future Prospects
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Children of Jesus and Mary
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James R. Lewis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378443.003.0010

This chapter looks at the future prospects for the order in terms of Rodney Stark's analysis of how religions grow—or, to use Stark's terminology, how religions “succeed”. It is argued that although many specific components of his theoretical formulation are useful, other components miss the mark. The first part of the chapter critiques certain aspects of the Stark model of religious growth. It then applies his success model to evaluate the Order of Christ Sophia's potential for future growth. In terms of Stark's theoretical formulation, the order's prospects appear bright. The final section speculates about the OCS's postcharismatic future.

Keywords:   Order of Christ Sophia, Rodney Stark, postcharismatic future, religious growth

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