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dc.contributor.authorMasters, Matthew.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-05-21T14:02:28Z
dc.date.available2009-05-21T14:02:28Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-21T14:02:28Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/1401
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates two cases of Christian churches, which as a part of their mission seek to accommodate people who would otherwise not be interested in church. One of these communities consider themselves a part of the global 'emerging church' movement, and the other does not. I argue that both communities are employing what I call 'de-compartmentalization' strategy in order to adopt a pragmatic relationship with social and political issues. Furthermore I discuss the case of the emerging church community as an example of 'paraliminal community '; a concept I develop from the work of Victor Turner and Arnold van Gennep.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectCommunity churchesen_US
dc.titleMelting the matrices : structure, anti-structure, and the emerging conversation /en_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Popular Cultureen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPopular Culture Programen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Humanitiesen_US


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