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dc.contributor.authorKeeley, Bethany
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T02:45:41Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T02:45:41Z
dc.date.issued2007-08
dc.identifier.otherkeeley_bethany_l_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/keeley_bethany_l_200708_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24183
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the way consumer culture and resistance are at play within contemporary evangelical churches through two case studies. The first explicates consumer frames within a suburban megachurch which construct a consumer spirituality. The second examines the potential of religious practices, specifically a community meal and participatory worship, within an urban emerging church. It argues that consumer spirituality invites audiences to approach their religiosity as isolated, self interested individuals and to enact their spirituality through purchases instead of other actions. This perspective can undermine Christian values including community, justice, and participation as those created in the image of God. Practices of community and participation instead provide opportunities to enact and express those values in productive ways.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectThis thesis examines the way consumer culture and resistance are at play within contemporary evangelical churches through two case studies. The first explicates consumer frames within a suburban megachurch which construct a consumer spirituality. The s
dc.titleBuy this faith
dc.title.alternativerhetorics of consumer spirituality and alternatives in religious practice
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentSpeech Communication
dc.description.majorSpeech Communication
dc.description.advisorThomas Lessl
dc.description.committeeThomas Lessl
dc.description.committeeRoger Stahl
dc.description.committeeChristine Harold


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