Paradoxes of the American Megachurch
Christian fundamentalism is a social phenomenon that has grown at a very high rate in the United States over the past twenty years. Its growth directly challenges the social theory of secularization and religious rationalization developed by Max Weber in 1905. This study attempts to examine some of the factors that both Weber was unable to predict and contributed to the growth of Christian fundamentalism. This study will focus on the following areas: 1. Illustrating Weber's theory 2. Explaining the growth of Christian Fundamentalism in America 3. Demonstrating the role that technology, megachurches, and conversion tactics have played in the growth of Christian fundamentalism
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Janz, Bruce B.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Humanities; Big churches; Fundamentalism -- United States
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Fisk, Matthew, "Paradoxes of the American Megachurch" (2006). HIM 1990-2015. 588.