Worship time: the journey towards the sacred and the contemporary Christian charismatic movement in England
Elliott, Esther (1999) Worship time: the journey towards the sacred and the contemporary Christian charismatic movement in England. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This thesis is an ethnographic description of the Charismatic movement in England as it is to be found in the mainstream denominations. It specifically focuses on the Baptist denomination and uses the life and faith of the Jesus Fellowship Church as a controlling example of a Charismatic group which sits on the boundaries of both denominational and Baptist life. It traces the history, social organisation and framework of understanding of the movement and then highlights the Charismatic practice known as a worship time. It argues that in worship Charismatics become individual axis mundi, or channels for the transitory presence of the sacred on earth.
Actions (Archive Staff Only)