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Author Hinton, Mary, 1970-

Title The commercial church : Black churches and the new religious marketplace in America / Mary Hinton.

Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011.

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Description 1 online resource (ix, 161 p.)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-158) and index.
Contents Introduction -- The evolution of the Black church in America -- The emergence of the mega church -- Decoding the mega church -- Theology in the mega church -- Religious education in the mega church -- The commercial church.
Summary In this new book on the rise of commercial black 'mega churches,' Mary Hinton examines the rich legacy of the historic black church from the dual perspectives of theology and religious education. She explores the new religious models emerging from the tradition of the historic black church and questions whether they are continuing to operate and practice according to the wisdom of this unique form of American religion. Two mega church ministries, those of T. D. Jakes and Creflo Dollar, are examined in detail with regards to how they align with black church religious history. Hinton concludes by proposing that the fastest growing religious phenomenon within and outside of the black community in the United States-the mega church-should no longer be analyzed based on size alone. Instead, Hinton urges readers to consider the ecclesial structures of churches in making appropriate assessments in determining should and should not be classified as a commercial church.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Language English.
Processing Action digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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Subject Potter's House (Church : Dallas, Tex.)
Potter's House (Church : Dallas, Tex.)
African American churches -- Economic aspects.
Big churches -- United States.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- African American churches.
RELIGION -- Christianity -- Protestant.
Capitalism -- Religious aspects -- African American churches.
African American churches.
Big churches.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author World Changers Church International (College Park, Ga.)
Other Form: Print version: The commercial church Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2011. 9780739137727 (cloth : alk. paper) (DLC) 2011005339
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