Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 November 2019

256 Pages

9.2 x 6.0 inches

ISBN: 9780198789611

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The Figure of the Child in Contemporary Evangelicalism

Anna Strhan

  • Based on in-depth ethnographic fieldwork carried out in three contrasting evangelical churches in the UK, Anna Strhan reveals how attending to the significance of children within evangelicalism deepens understanding of evangelicals' everyday hopes, fears and concerns, not only for children, but for wider British society
  • Provides a fine-grained ethnographic account of how different evangelical churches engage with children across a range of social spaces, including churches, schools, family life, and wider social networks
  • Sets out a new, relational approach to the study of children and religion
  • Challenges, revises and introduces theories related to childhood, religion, and agency

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