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Ellingson, Stephen 1962-

Works: 8 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 3,220 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt, Other
Classifications: HQ18.U5, 306.70977311
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stephen Ellingson
The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century by Stephen Ellingson( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 2,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Focusing on the innovations of several mainline Protestant churches in the San Francisco Bay Area, Stephen Ellingson's The Megachurch and the Mainline provides new understandings of the transformation of spiritual traditions. For Ellingson, these particular congregations typify a new type of Lutheranism--one which combines the evangelical approaches that are embodied in the growing legion of megachurches with American society's emphasis on pragmatism and consumerism. Here Ellingson provides vivid descriptions of congregations as they sacrifice hymns in favor of rock music and scrap traditional white robes and stoles for Hawaiian shirts, while also making readers aware of the long history of similar attempts to Americanize the Lutheran tradition. This is an important examination of a religion in flux--one that speaks to the growing popularity of evangelicalism in America."--Publisher description
The sexual organization of the city by Edward O Laumann( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We think of the city as a place where anything goes. Take the sensational fantasies and lurid antics of single women on Sex in the City or young men on Queer as Folk, and you might imagine the city as some kind of sexual playground--a place where you can have any kind of sex you want, with whomever you like, anytime or anywhere you choose. But in The Sexual Organization of the City, Edward Laumann and company argue that this idea is a myth. Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, they show that the city is--to the contrary--a place where sexual choices and options are con
Religion and sexuality in cross-cultural perspective by Stephen Ellingson( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To care for creation : the emergence of the religious environmental movement by Stephen Ellingson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Controversial megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll proclaimed from a conference stage in 2013, “I know who made the environment and he's coming back and going to burn it all up. So yes, I drive an SUV.” The comment, which Driscoll later explained away as a joke, highlights what has been a long history of religious anti-environmentalism. Given how firmly entrenched this sentiment has been, surprising inroads have been made by a new movement with few financial resources, which is deeply committed to promoting green religious traditions and creating a new environmental ethic. To Care for Creation chronicles this movement and explains how it has emerged despite institutional and cultural barriers, as well as the hurdles posed by logic and practices that set religious environmental organizations apart from the secular movement. Ellingson takes a deep dive into the ways entrepreneurial activists tap into and improvise on a variety of theological, ethical, and symbolic traditions in order to issue a compelling call to arms that mobilizes religious audiences. Drawing on interviews with the leaders of more than sixty of these organizations, Ellingson deftly illustrates how activists borrow and rework resources from various traditions to create new meanings for religion, nature, and the religious person's duty to the natural world. (Publisher)
Religion and sexuality in cross-culture( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Almost Like a Real Band: Navigating a Gendered Jazz Art World by Chelsea Wahl( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discourse, action, and social change : the politics of race, slavery, and abolitionism in pre-civil war America by Stephen Ellingson( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To care for creation - the emergence of the religious environmental movemen by Stephen Ellingson( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The megachurch and the mainline : remaking religious tradition in the twenty-first century
The sexual organization of the cityReligion and sexuality in cross-cultural perspectiveReligion and sexuality in cross-culture
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