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作者 Barron, Jessica M., author
書名 The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city / Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams
出版項 New York : New York University Press, [2017]
©2017
國際標準書號 9781479877669 (cl : alk. paper)
1479877662 (cl : alk. paper)
9781479887101 (pb : alk. paper)
1479887102 (pb : alk. paper)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 民族所圖書館  BV637 .B28 2017    在架上    30520020845831
 人文社會聯圖  BV637 .B28 2017    在架上    30610020565263
說明 viii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-190) and index
Race, church, city -- City Jesus -- Urban outfitters -- The diversity list -- City outreach -- "Swirl babies" -- "Should I stay or should I go?" -- The city imagined
The Urban Church Imagined illuminates the dynamics surrounding white urban evangelical congregations' approaches to organizational vitality and diversifying membership. Many evangelical churches are moving to urban, downtown areas to build their congregations and attract younger, millennial members. The urban environment fosters two expectations. First, a deep familiarity and reverence for popular consumer culture, and second, the presence of racial diversity. Church leaders use these ideas when they imagine what a "city church" should look like, but they must balance that with what it actually takes to make this happen. In part, racial diversity is seen as key to urban churches presenting themselves as "in touch" and "authentic." Yet, in an effort to seduce religious consumers, church leaders often and inadvertently end up reproducing racial and economic inequality, an unexpected contradiction to their goal of inclusivity. Drawing on several years of research, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams explore the cultural contours of one such church in downtown Chicago. They show that church leaders and congregants' understandings of the connections between race, consumer culture, and the city is a motivating factor for many members who value interracial interactions as a part of their worship experience. But these explorations often unintentionally exclude members along racial and classed lines
主題 City churches
City churches. fast (OCoLC)fst00862116
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