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  • Emerging, emergent, emergence: Boundary maintenance, definition construction, and legitimation strategies in the establishment of a post-Evangelical subculture.
    Cooper, Travis Warren (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 398-417.

    Examines texts related to the identification & positive/negative typifications of the Emerging Church movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Identity; Douglas, Mary; Discourse
  • The question of cultural change in the social scientific study of religion: Notes from the Emerging Church.
    Bielo, James S. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 19-25.

    Sees the Emerging Church movement as a critique of conservative Evangelicalism & fundamentalism. Emerging Church ministries created changes, but the changes were variations on received forms.

    Associated Search Terms: Social movement; Change; Emerging church; Culture
  • An emergent threat: Christian clergy perceptions of the Emerging Church Movement.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 26-32.

    A survey of clergy from selected denominations shows that Conservatives, whom the Emergent Church Movement criticizes, were the lest aware of the movement. Those who valued authority saw it as a threat.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Clergy; Conservative, U.S.A.; Emerging church
  • The Emerging Church in transatlantic perspective.
    Guest, Mathew (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 41-51.

    Compares & contrasts the Emerging church movements of 4 English-speaking nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Comparative; Great Britain; New Zealand; United States; Emerging church
  • New concepts for new dynamics: Generating theory for the study of religious innovation and social change.
    Marti, Gerardo (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 6-18.

    Within Christianity there is often a movement from counter cultural to established forms, especially fundamentalist ones. Contested legitimation is thematic in the process. This article introduces 4 others dealing with the Emerging Church Movement.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Individualism; Entrepreneur, sectarian; Emerging church; Discourse; Counterculture; Social movement; Legitimation
  • The Emerging Church: Intentionally marginalised community.
    Packard, Josh (2016)
    In Stephen J. Hunt (ed.) Handbook of Global Contemporary Christianity: Movements, Institutions, and Allegiance. Leiden: Brill, pp. 317-335.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • The emerging church movement: A sociological assessment.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2015)
    Currents in Theology and Mission 42:2: 105-112.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • Emergent church practices in America: Inclusion and deliberation in American congregations.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 1-23.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from American Protestant clergy. About 7% self-identify as "emergent church" clergy; they tend to be inclusive, non-dogmatic, & committed to discussion.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Clergy
  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation; Emerging church; Parish; Participant observation
  • "FORMED": Emerging Evangelicals navigate two transformations.
    Bielo, James S. (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Philip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Enagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 31-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical; Emerging church; Change
  • The deconstructed church: Understanding emerging Christianity.
    Marti, Gerardo, and Gladys Ganiel (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Social movement
  • Northern Ireland, America and the Emerging Church Movement: Exploring the significance of Peter Rollins and the Ikon Collective.
    Ganiel, Gladys, and Gerardo Marti (2014)
    Journal for the Irish Association for the Academic Study of Religion 1:1: 26-47.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Art; Music; Emerging church; United States
  • Truly inclusive or uniformly liberal? An analysis of the politics of the Emerging Church.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 636-651.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Protestant clergy; Emergent Church clergy are politically more liberal than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Emerging church; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Belief, deconversion, and authenticity among U.S. Emerging Evangelicals.
    Bielo, James S. (2012)
    Ethos 40:3: 258-276.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Emerging church
  • Off the Map? Locating the Emerging Church: A Comparative Case Study of Congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 69-91.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & primary sources in 4 Seattle congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Washington, Seattle; Emerging church; Youth
  • The Emerging Church: Religion at the Margins.
    Packard, Josh (2012)
    Boulder, Colorado: First Forum Press.

    Based on observation and surveys of emerging churches across the US. Uses organizational theory to describe an absence of institutionalism as an advantage in an age of fluid lives.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Extended case method; Post-modern; Institution; Participant observation; Organizational culture
  • Resisting institutionalization: Religious professionals in the emerging church.
    Packard, Josh (2011)
    Sociological Inquiry 81:1: 3-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Emerging church; Institutionalization
  • Evangelical Journeys: Choice and Change in a Northern Irish Religious Subculture.
    Mitchell, Claire, and Gladys Ganiel (2011)
    Dublin: University College Dublin Press.

    Analysis of religious change throughout the lifecourse. Based on 95 interviews with current or former Northern Irish Evangelicals.

    Associated Search Terms: Everyday life; Life course; Emerging church; Evangelical, Great Britain; Atheist, Great Britain; Life histories; Great Britain, Northern Ireland
  • Emerging Evangelicals: Faith, Modernity, and the Desire for Authenticity.
    Bielo, James S. (2011)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2007-10 ethnography of progressive (on some issues) & anti-materialist Evangelicals in Lansing, Michigan and southwestern Ohio.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Evangelical, U.S.A.; United States, Michigan, Lansing; United States, Ohio, Cincinnati; United States, Ohio, Dayton; Participant observation
  • Emerging Faith Boundaries: Bridge-Building, Inclusion, and the Emerging Church Movement in America.
    Chia, Lloyd (2010)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Universityof Missouri.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • The "Emerging Church" in America: Notes on the interaction of Christianities.
    Bielo, James S. (2009)
    Religion 39:3: 219-232.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church
  • The post-evangelical emerging Church: Innovations in New Zealand and the UK.
    Guest, Mathew, and Steve Taylor (2006)
    International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church 6:1: 49-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; New Zealand; Emerging church
  • Seeker churches: Promoting traditional religion in a nontraditional way.
    Sargeant, Kimon Howland (2000)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation at the Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, & on survey data; maintains that seeker churches will continue to grow & conform to consumerist attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Willow Creek Association; Seeker; Emerging church; United States, Illinois, South Barrington; United States, Illinois, Chicago
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