Salvation With A Smile

Author: Phillip Sinitiere
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814723883
Size: 17.41 MB
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Joel Osteen, the smiling preacher, has quickly emerged as one of the most recognizable Protestant leaders in the country. His megachurch, the Houston based Lakewood Church, hosts an average of over 40,000 worshipers each week. Osteen is the best-selling author of numerous books, and his sermons and inspirational talks appear regularly on mainstream cable and satellite radio. How did Joel Osteen become Joel Osteen? How did Lakewood become the largest megachurch in the U. S.? Salvation with a Smile, the first book devoted to Lakewood Church and Joel Osteen, offers a critical history of the congregation by linking its origins to post-World War II neopentecostalism, and connecting it to the exceptionally popular prosperity gospel movement and the enduring attraction of televangelism. In this richly documented book, historian Phillip Luke Sinitiere carefully excavates the life and times of Lakewood’s founder, John Osteen, to explain how his son Joel expanded his legacy and fashioned the congregation into America’s largest megachurch. As a popular preacher, Joel Osteen’s ministry has been a source of existential strength for many, but also the routine target of religious critics who vociferously contend that his teachings are theologically suspect and spiritually shallow. Sinitiere’s keen analysis shows how Osteen’s rebuttals have expressed a piety of resistance that demonstrates evangelicalism’s fractured, but persistent presence. Salvation with a Smile situates Lakewood Church in the context of American religious history and illuminates how Osteen has parlayed an understanding of American religious and political culture into vast popularity and success.

Stotty N Spice Cake

Author: Bill Griffiths
Publisher: Northumbria University Press
ISBN: 1904794211
Size: 16.17 MB
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Bringing together recipes, dialect, social history, and technology, this compilation is an intriguing insight into how North East kitchen skills, tools, and diet options have developed. From the griddle on an open fire and the beehive oven to the widely used, much loved, and polished kitchen range as well as the modern-day microwave oven, this is a journey through cooking history. Changing tastes—and supplies—of meat, fish, and grain and the traditions of oatcakes, broth, and bread are detailed with fond personal accounts from across the region with stories, poems, and humor throughout.

Forever In Love With Jesus Workbook

Author: Kathy Troccoli
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
ISBN: 9781418559373
Size: 16.18 MB
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Fall more deeply in love with Jesus and be transformed into the woman you long to be by spending thirty minutes a day with Him and the Forever in Love with Jesus Workbook. The workbook contains ten lessons, each divided into five days. Remarkable paintings, elightening discussions, related movie selections, and interactive questions will draw you ever closer to Jesus – the Love of your life . . . and beyond.

Key Words In Religion Media And Culture

Author: David Morgan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134060665
Size: 14.66 MB
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'From The Passion of the Christ to the presumed 'clash of civilizations', religion's role in culture is increasingly contested and mediated. Key Words in Religion, Media, and Culture is a welcome and interdisciplinary contribution that maps the territory for those who aim to make sense of it all. Highlighting the important concepts guiding state-of-the-art research into religion, media, and culture, this book is bound to become an important and frequently consulted resource among scholars both seasoned and new to the field.' –Lynn Schofield Clark 'David Morgan has assembled here a fine team of scholars to prove beyond a doubt that the intersections of religion, media, and culture constitute one of the most stimulating fields of inquiry around today...This highly useful and theoretically sophisticated text will likely assume 'ritual' status in this emergent field.' – Rosalind I. J. Hackett, University of Tennessee, US 'This volume is a major intervention in the literature on religion, media and culture. Drawing together leading international scholars, it offers a conceptual map of the field to which students, teachers and researchers will refer for many years to come. The publication of Key Words in Religion, Media and Culture is a significant moment in the formation of this area of study, and sets a standard for cross-disciplinary collaboration and theoretical and methodological sophistication for future work in this area to follow.' – Gordon Lynch, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK 'This book offers a range of refreshing essays on the relationships between media and religion. Its selected keywords open doors to understanding contemporary society. The cultural perspectives on mediation and religious practices give some illuminating and surprising analyses.' – Knut Lundby, University of Oslo, Norway