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dc.contributor.authorNelson, Faith
dc.contributor.departmentCenter for Humanitiesen_US
dc.contributor.programBachelor's Degreeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-14T17:32:39Z
dc.date.available2019-05-14T17:32:39Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.description.abstractThis thesis will cover the topics of the space that megachurches occupy, the activities that they provide, the demographics of who is attending these churches, and critiques of megachurches. All of this is written with the goal of answering the question: Why are megachurches so popular in the United States? I argue that megachurches are so popular because they have differentiated themselves from more traditional churches in a way that is appealing to a certain segment of the church-going population in the United States. Additionally, I argue that these megachurches are not a continuation of past traditions and are instead an example of a differentiated religious institution that aims to draw in more people with its innovations. I then further argue that megachurches are not a trend and will remain popular so long as the ways in which they differentiate themselves remains appealing.en_US
dc.format.extent58 pagesen_US
dc.genresenior thesisen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/m2iiew-678j
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/13864
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.relation.isAvailableAtGoucher College, Baltimore, MD
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dc.titleThe Megachurch and the Religious Marketplaceen_US
dc.typeTexten_US


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