Book , Print in English

Words upon the Word : an ethnography of evangelical group Bible study

James S. Bielo.
  • New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
  • x, 187 pages ; 23 cm.
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Summary
  • James S. Bielo draws on over nineteen months of ethnographic work with five congregations to better understand why group Bible study matters so much to Evangelicals and for Evangelical culture. Through a close analysis of participants' discourse, Bielo examines the defining themes of group life--from textual interpretation to spiritual intimacy and the rehearsal of witnessing. --from publisher description.
Contents
  • Introduction : group Bible study in American evangelicalism
  • Doing Bible study ethnography
  • Reading the Bible
  • Cultivating intimacy
  • Integrating participant interests
  • Preparing to witness
  • Negotiating self and other
  • Conclusion : group Bible study in American evangelicalism (reprise).
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780814791219
  • 0814791212
  • 9780814791226
  • 0814791220
  • 9780814791264
  • 0814791263
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2008047905
  • OCLC: 271812122
  • OCLC: 271812122