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Evangelical vs. LiberalThe Clash of Christian Cultures in the Pacific Northwest$
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James K. Wellman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195300116

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.001.0001

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 The Spiritual Capital of Moral Worldviews

 The Spiritual Capital of Moral Worldviews

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(p.271) 12 The Spiritual Capital of Moral Worldviews
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Evangelical vs. Liberal
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James K. Wellman Jr.

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300116.003.0015

Entrepreneurial evangelicals have carved out a foothold in the region though the future is less certain. They use the aesthetics of the popular culture; create networks of small groups; nurture entrepreneurial leaders; appeal to young families; offer alternative forms of religiously‐based activities; provide a core conservative theology that puts forward religious and moral absolutes that attract and maintain vital subcultures in suburban, and in urban settings. With less numerical success, liberal congregations create vital congregations that embody a progressive liberal theology; mixing traditional liturgy and active social justice programs; facilitating adult education and worship experiences that allow for informal communities; and, with effort — shown by several congregations in this study — integrate a worship design that appeals to families and children.

Keywords:   entrepreneurial evangelicals, future, popular culture, vitality, theology, social justice, worship, liturgy, liturgy

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