Accepted Paper:

'Are you a real Christian?' Stereotypes, distrust and distinction strategies between 'new' and 'old' Protestants in Barcelona  
Maria del Mar Griera Llonch (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

Paper short abstract:

This paper deals with the effects of reverse missions on the Protestant community of Barcelona. The arrival of a substantial number of Protestant followers, as well as the creation of new churches, has shaped the configuration, future growth expectation and public role of the community in the city.

Paper long abstract:

This paper deals with the effects of the 'reversal mission' in the protestant community of Barcelona. The arrival of a substantial number of protestant followers, as well as the creation of new churches, have shaped the configuration, future growth expectation and public role of the protestant community in the city. Paper is based on the fieldwork carried out during 2002-06 among Protestant Churches in Catalonia.

Panel W031
New perspectives on 'European' Christianity