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SEEKERS NO MORE: HISTORICAL SOURCES OF AMERICAN VOLUNTARYISM

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As the twenty-first century gets underway, Americans are shopping for faith as never before. Voluntaryism in American religion is nothing new. The megachurch is simply another form of institutionalized revivalism as voluntaryism became normative within elements of American Evangelicalism. This particular thesis explores the nature of religious voluntaryism as evident in certain sixteenth and seventeenth-century historical tributaries. These trends shaped segments of American Evangelicalism, namely the seeker church movement and its revivalistic methodology. The early reformers opened the door for what became a clear-cut voluntaryism and this history should be explored to fully understand the development of the contemporary American seeker church movement.
subject
Voluntaryism
contributor
Lawson, Chris (author)
Leonard, Bill (committee chair)
Neal, Lynn (committee member)
Gillespie, Michele (committee member)
date
2010-05-05T15:13:13Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T18:57:54Z (accessioned)
2010-05-05T15:13:13Z (available)
2010-06-18T18:57:54Z (available)
2010-05-05T15:13:13Z (issued)
degree
Religion (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14726 (uri)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
Release the entire work for access only to the Wake Forest University system for one year from the date below. After one year, release the entire work for access worldwide. (accessRights)
title
SEEKERS NO MORE: HISTORICAL SOURCES OF AMERICAN VOLUNTARYISM
type
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