Hillsong Church (Innbundet)

Expansive Pentecostalism, Media, and the Global City

Serie: Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges 


Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2021
Antall sider: 236
Forlag: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9783030742980
Kategori: Sosialantropologi og Sosiologi
Omtale Hillsong Church
This book highlights the expansion of the influential Pentecostal Hillsong Church global megachurch network from Australia across global cities. Ethnographic research in Amsterdam and New York City shows that global cities harbor nodes in transnational religious networks in which media play a crucial role. By taking a lived religion approach, media is regarded as integral part of everyday practices of interaction, expression and consumption of religion. Key question raised is how processes of mediatization shape, alter and challenge this thriving cosmopolitan expression of Pentecostalism. Current debates in the study of religion are addressed: religious belonging and community in global cities; the interrelation between media technology, religious practices and beliefs; religion, media and social engagement in global cities; media and emerging modes of religious leadership and authority. In this empirical study, pressing societal issues like institutional responses to sexual abuse of children, views on gender roles, misogyny and mediated constructions of femininity are discussed.

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