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The Philadelphia Church of Christ

David Harrington Watt

in Bible-Carrying Christians

Published in print March 2002 | ISBN: 9780195068344
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834822 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195068343.003.0006
The Philadelphia Church of Christ

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The Philadelphia Church of Christ, a congregation associated with a movement called the International Churches of Christ, put a great deal of emphasis on the importance of rapid church growth. The congregation was a place where people were taught that it is a mistake for Christians to pour too much energy into resisting the power of nation‐states or corporations. At the Philadelphia Church of Christ, people were taught that it is natural for women to defer to men and for homosexuals to defer to heterosexuals. People were taught, too, that it is imperative for Christians to unhesitatingly follow directions given to them by ministers and by other church authorities.

Keywords: church growth; corporations; heterosexuals; International Churches of Christ; men; ministers; nation‐states; Philadelphia Church of Christ

Chapter.  12415 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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