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dc.contributor.authorNgo, Wei Ting
dc.date.accessioned2015-04-01T08:32:57Z
dc.date.available2015-04-01T08:32:57Z
dc.date.copyright2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10356/62413
dc.description.abstractSingapore underwent rapid industrialization after it became a sovereign independent state in 1965. While society changed, religion has interestingly thrived. Many citizens flocked to Protestant churches and became members. This paper explains the growth of Protestantism in Singapore after 1970. I discuss three theologies that appealed to church leaders during the 1970s. The leaders embraced and operationalized theologies, delivering sermons and establishing programs that grew their churches. Pentecostalism and its practices drew those who sought miracles, signs, and wonders to the churches. The prosperity gospel appealed to many upper and middleclass Singaporeans, promising material blessings to those who abided by it. Lastly, the establishment of the cell-group network helped connect people who sought fellowship and care in small group communities with the Protestant churches. Together, these theologies and practices also inspired church members to give huge amounts of money to fund the churches’ building projects and evangelistic activities, further enabling the institutions to grow their congregations. The growth in numbers would see the rise of the megachurches in Singapore after 1970.en_US
dc.format.extent94 p.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsNanyang Technological University
dc.subjectDRNTU::Humanities::Historyen_US
dc.titleReligious shift in Singapore : the case of Christianityen_US
dc.typeFinal Year Project (FYP)en_US
dc.contributor.supervisorLong Shi Ruey, Joeyen_US
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Humanities and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeBachelor of Artsen_US
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