Watt's work, the product of more than two years of field research in three Philadelphia churches-a nondenominational congregation called Oak Grove Church, the Philadelphia Mennonite Fellowship, and the Philadelphia Church of Christ-proposes to provide "an ethnographic analysis" of the Christians identified in his title. "Bible-carrying Christians," the author explains, are those who carry "their own copy of the Bible to church on Sunday morning"-a practice, he confesses, those in his own Episcopal tradition would consider "odd." Watt aims to assess how conservative Protestant congregations view relationships of social power, and the way in which these churches "shape our understanding of which power relations are suspect and which are not."
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Issue: "Good News: The Gospel for Christians" May/June 2003 Vol. 12 No. 3 Page number(s): 50-51
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