The Hillsong Movement Examined

You Call Me Out Upon the Waters

  • Tanya Riches
  • Tom Wagner

Part of the Christianity and Renewal - Interdisciplinary Studies book series (CHARIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Tanya Riches, Tom Wagner
    Pages 1-17
  3. Historical Approaches

  4. Diversity, and Dialogue

  5. International Expansion and Spheres of Influence

  6. What Lies Ahead?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Tom Wagner
      Pages 253-269
    3. Lee Burns
      Pages 271-273
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 275-279

About this book


This interdisciplinary volume brings together leading writers and thinkers to provide a critique of a broad range of topics related to Hillsong Church. Hillsong is one of the most influential, visible, and (in some circles) controversial religious organizations/movements of the past thirty years. Although it has received significant attention from both the academy and the popular press, the vast majority of the scholarship lacks the scope and nuance necessary to understand the complexity of the movement, or its implications for the social, cultural, political, spiritual, and religious milieus it inhabits. This volume begins to redress this by filling important gaps in knowledge as well as introducing different audiences to new perspectives. In doing so, it enriches our understanding of one of the most influential Christian organizations of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Tanya Riches
    • 1
  • Tom Wagner
    • 2
  1. 1.Hillsong College & Centre for Disability StudiesUniversity of SydneyAnnandaleAustralia
  2. 2.Independent ScholarLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59655-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59656-3
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