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.
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