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Kensington Temple

Damian Thompson

in Waiting for Antichrist

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195178562
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199785070 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195178564.003.0004
 Kensington Temple

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This chapter introduces Kensington Temple and its senior pastor, Colin Dye. It shows how the life of the congregation reflects the religious trends discussed in chapters 2 and 3, such as the increasing role of consumer choice in the everyday spirituality of born-again Christians. Kensington Temple also reproduces the conflicting demands of high- and low-tension religion. The second half of the chapter shows how Dye and his flock attempt to reconcile these demands by engaging in the rational management of charisma.

Keywords: Kensington Temple; Colin Dye; congregation; charisma

Chapter.  10364 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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