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Preaching to convert : evangelical outreach and performance activism in a secular age / John Fletcher.

By: Fletcher, John, 1975-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Ann Arbor [Michigan] : The University of Michigan Press, 2013Copyright date: �2013Description: 1 online resource (413 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780472029877; 0472029878; 1306357853; 9781306357852.Subject(s): Evangelistic work | Preaching -- History -- 20th century | Religious awakening -- Christianity | Antinomianism | Sermons | Antinomianism | Evangelistic work | Preaching -- History -- 20th century | Religious awakening -- Christianity | Sermons | RELIGION -- Christian Life -- Spiritual Growth | Antinomianism | Evangelistic work | Preaching | Religious awakening -- Christianity | Sermons | RELIGION / Christian Ministry / Evangelism | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | History. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Preaching to convert : evangelical outreach and performance activism in a secular age.DDC classification: 269.2 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Introduction: Tackling You to Change the World; 1. Performance Activism, Progressive Oversights, and Deep Differences; 2. Positioning Secular Age Evangelicalism; 3. Face to Face, Door to Door: Personal Evangelism and the Scandal of Salvation; 4. Apologies and Apologetics: Meta-Kerygmatic Evangelism; 5. Hell and Judgement: Houses of Distinction; 6. Prepare to Believe: Performing the Evangelical Worldview at the Creation Museum; 7. Staging Church, Marketing the Divine; 8. Change Is Possible: Exodus and the Opposite of Homosexuality.
Conclusion: American Grace and Evangelical True BelieversNotes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: 'Preaching to Convert' offers an intriguing new perspective on the outreach strategies of US evangelicals. Author John Fletcher frames these activities, from door-to-door proselytising to the spirited sermons of superstar televangelists, as examples of activist performance, broadly defined here as acts performed before an audience in the hopes of changing hearts and minds.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 03, 2014).

Introduction: Tackling You to Change the World; 1. Performance Activism, Progressive Oversights, and Deep Differences; 2. Positioning Secular Age Evangelicalism; 3. Face to Face, Door to Door: Personal Evangelism and the Scandal of Salvation; 4. Apologies and Apologetics: Meta-Kerygmatic Evangelism; 5. Hell and Judgement: Houses of Distinction; 6. Prepare to Believe: Performing the Evangelical Worldview at the Creation Museum; 7. Staging Church, Marketing the Divine; 8. Change Is Possible: Exodus and the Opposite of Homosexuality.

Conclusion: American Grace and Evangelical True BelieversNotes; Bibliography; Index.

'Preaching to Convert' offers an intriguing new perspective on the outreach strategies of US evangelicals. Author John Fletcher frames these activities, from door-to-door proselytising to the spirited sermons of superstar televangelists, as examples of activist performance, broadly defined here as acts performed before an audience in the hopes of changing hearts and minds.

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