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Title: The changing landscape of the church in post-Christendom Britain : new churches in Glasgow, 2000-2016
Author: Akomiah-Conteh, Sheila
ISNI:       0000 0004 8498 4915
Awarding Body: University of Aberdeen
Current Institution: University of Aberdeen
Date of Award: 2019
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The prospects of the church in Britain have been defined by an enduring narrative of regression for many decades, but this is changing. The landscape of Christianity in postChristendom British society is undergoing a seismic shift. The presence and influence of old and established institutions are undoubtedly waning, but many new and innovative groups are emerging to keep the heritage of the church alive in the modern era. Recent research suggests that, against the receding tide of faith and practice, new theories of growth and revitalization are beginning to emerge. This growth has been largely attributed to the formation of new churches and Christian groups, especially in some major urban areas in England. Using empirical research methods from the qualitative research tradition, together with a review of other secondary data sources, this thesis investigates the presence of new churches in the city of Glasgow, in Scotland to add to the growing body of knowledge on this emerging trend in contemporary British Christianity. The study discovered among other things that, 110 new churches have been created in Glasgow in just sixteen years. It indicates further that the composition of the church in contemporary Scotland and Britain in general, has altered significantly in recent years in terms of demographic and theological diversity, worship practices and social engagement.
Supervisor: Jeffrey, Kenneth S. Sponsor: University of Aberdeen
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Church ; Christianity