Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-Construction of Identity, Hardback Book

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-Construction of Identity Hardback


There is an increasing interest in the influence of religious fundamentalism upon people's motivation, identity and decision-making.

Leaving Christian Fundamentalism and the Re-construction of Identity details the stories of those who have left Christian fundamentalist churches and how they change after they have left.

It considers how the previous fundamentalist identity is shaped by aspects of church teaching and discipline that are less authoritarian and coercive, and more subtle and widely spread throughout the church body.

That is, individuals are understood as not only subject to a form of judgment, but also exercise it, with everyone seemingly complicit in maintaining the stability of the church organisation.

This book provocatively illustrates that the reasons for leaving an evangelical Christian church may be less about what happens outside the church in terms of the lures and attractions of the secular world, and more about the experience within the community itself.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 264 pages, 7 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 9 Illustrations, black an
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Christianity
  • ISBN: 9781472480309



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