Evangelical Identity and Contemporary Culture
A Congregational Study in Innovation
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"Taking issue with theories which assume that Christianity has passively adapted to the conditions of late modernity, Guest presents a vivid account of a Christian community actively engaged in negotiating its place in contemporary society."
--Linda Woodhead, Director AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Programme, Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University
"Mathew Guest's book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of contemporary Evangelicalism and helpfully dispels simplistic accounts of Evangelical beliefs and identities. Lucidly written and well-argued, Guest's book will be recommended reading for many years to come."
--Gordon Lynch, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Birkbeck, University of London
"I welcome this book very warmly. . . . [T]he author is . . . clear, balanced, and insightful."
--Gracie Davis, Professor of Sociology, University of Exeter
"Mathew Guest's clear, careful, and insightful study of one highly successful Evangelical church in York, and its innovative 'postmodern' offshoot, presents us with a microcosm of much that is happening in today's Church."
--David Martin, from the Foreword