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Renewing the body of Christ: Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA) USA and transnational charismatic Anglicanism, 1978-1998

Maiden, John (2017). Renewing the body of Christ: Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA) USA and transnational charismatic Anglicanism, 1978-1998. Journal of American Studies (In Press).

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Sharing of Ministries Abroad (SOMA) was formed in the late 1970s as an international organisation for the cultivation of charismatic renewal amongst leaderships within the global Anglican Communion. This article explores the ethos and activities of its American national body. It argues that its short term, cross-cultural missions increasingly displayed mutuality and long-term partnership rather than one-directional American influence, and thus reflected a developing shift in the understanding and practice of global mission in the late twentieth century. The organisation shaped awareness of the global Church amongst some US Episcopalians and constructed an influential transnational network within charismatic Anglicanism. Furthermore, SOMA’s network was one context for the emergence of global north-south conservative solidarity in the politics of the Anglican Communion.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 John Maiden
ISSN: 1469-5154
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Transnational charismatic networksNot SetSantander Universities
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > History, Religious Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 47153
Depositing User: John Maiden
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2016 08:09
Last Modified: 17 May 2017 21:44
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