Take and read

A Harvard-trained sociologist, Ault immersed himself in the life of a fundamentalist Baptist congregation in northwest Massachusetts. A great read as well as a chance to see the human beings beyond the stereotypes.

This is the first of two books from Bass’s project on vital mainline congregations. In this one she lays the theoretical framework; in the next she presents case studies. Bass argues that there is new vitality in old churches that intentionally reclaim distinctive spiritual practices.


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