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Aliens and Strangers? – The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Aliens and Strangers?: The Struggle for Coherence in the Everyday Lives of Evangelicals

Anna Strhan


In this work of qualitative sociology, Anna Strhan offers an in-depth study of the everyday lives of members of a conservative evangelical Anglican church in London. ‘St John’s’ is a vibrant church, with a congregation of young and middle-aged members, one in which the life of the mind is important, and faith is both a comfort and a struggle—a way of questioning the order of things within society and for themselves. The congregants of St John’s see themselves as increasingly countercultural, moving against the grain of wider culture in London and in British society, yet they take pride in this ... More

Keywords: evangelical, conservative evangelical, Anglican, City, London, practice, moral, Christian, countercultural, congregation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198724469
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724469.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Strhan, author
Lecturer in Religious Studies, University of Kent