Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Establishing a ‘Culture of Prayer’: Holistic Spirituality and the Social Transformation of Contemporary Evangelicalism

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter examines a particular Christian prayer movement called 24-7 Prayer. It aims for a deeper look into the question of how prayer became so popular as a form of 'holistic spirituality' and how it is now used to indicate religious transformations. The chapter argues that this is particularly true for the European context where Evangelical Christianity is increasing while traditional churches lose members. The aim for 'holistic spirituality' can also be understood sociologically as a reaction to public discourses on religious fundamentalism and as an attempt to offer new ways to live a fully committed religious life without coming under the light of religious extremism. The main focus of the 24-7 Prayer movement is thus to indicate a shift away from institutionalized forms of religious practices such as emotionally laden Sunday church services toward a 'daily rhythm of prayer'.

Keywords: 24-7 Prayer movement; Evangelical Christianity; holistic spirituality; religious extremism; religious fundamentalism; Sunday church services



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation