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Author Luhrmann, T. M. (Tanya M.), 1959-

Title When God talks back : understanding the American evangelical relationship with God / T.M. Luhrmann

Publ Info New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2012
Edition First edition
 RWU Main Library  BX8785 .L84 2012    AVAILABLE
Descript xxv, 434 pages ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-415) and index
Contents The invitation -- Is that you, God? -- Let's pretend -- Developing your heart -- Learning from the experts -- Lord, teach us to pray -- The skill of prayer -- But are they crazy? -- Darkness -- Bridging the gap
Note Psychological anthropologist Luhrmann offers an extended case study examining how believers come to have faith in an active, present God despite secular pressures in contemporary America. Drawing on extensive interviews and personal experience among Vineyard Movement members, Luhrmann focuses on the use of prayer among charismatic evangelical Christians. Her work combines personal narratives and excerpts from bestselling evangelical how-to guides with theories and data from psychology
LC subject Vineyard Christian Fellowship -- Case studies
Evangelicalism -- Psychology -- Case studies
Psychology, Religious -- United States -- Case studies
ISBN 9780307264794 :
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