The Rise of the Megachurch
Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium
by Donald E. Miller
University of California Press, 1997
(256 pages; $27.50, cloth)
by Brad Stetson
In Reinventing American Protestantism: Christianity in the New Millennium sociologist Donald E. Miller insightfully describes the stunningly rapid rise of the nondenominational evangelical Christian churches known as Calvary Chapel, Hope Chapel, and Vineyard Christian Fellowship—all of which are politically and theologically conservative megachurches reshaping the popular practice of Christian faith.
Beginning in southern California and spreading across the country and now internationally, these “new paradigm” churches, as Miller calls them, have grown exponentially from their . . .
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