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By Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg bargains a brand new version of faith and spiritual lifestyles within the post-war period, via targeting the position of markets and media as vectors of latest social and cultural swap – and hence institutional non secular switch. whereas there's broad contract between sociologists of faith that there this region is reworking on an international scale, there's much less contract approximately how those adjustments should still top be approached and conceptualized.

In a time of increasing institutional non secular decline, institutional church buildings became ever extra vulnerable to market-associated discourse and language and are ever extra forced to conform to the calls for of the present-day media surroundings. utilizing discourse research, Marcus Moberg tracks how new media and advertising language and ideas have entered Christian considering and discourse.

Church, industry, and Media develops a framework that techniques adjustments within the modern non secular box in direct relation to the altering socioeconomic make-up of up to date societies ordinarily. via targeting the impression of markets and media in the modern non secular atmosphere of mainline institutional Christian church buildings within the Western global, the ebook outlines new avenues for extra theorizing the research of non secular change.

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