Religion and community in the new urban America

This study examines the interrelated transformations of cities and urban congregations over the past several decades. How does the new metropolis affect local religious communities? What is the role of local religious communities in creating the new metropolis? Through an in-depth study of fifteen C...

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Main Authors: Numrich, Paul David 1952- (Author); Wedam, Elfriede (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language: English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press 2015
Edition: First edition
Further subjects: B Religious gatherings
B Communities Religious aspects
B Cities and towns Religious aspects Christianity
B Cities and towns Religious aspects
B Communities Religious aspects Christianity
B City churches
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Summary: This study examines the interrelated transformations of cities and urban congregations over the past several decades. How does the new metropolis affect local religious communities? What is the role of local religious communities in creating the new metropolis? Through an in-depth study of fifteen Chicago congregations - Catholic parishes, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques, and a Hindu temple, city and suburban, neighbourhood-based and commuter - this book describes congregational life and measures congregational influences on urban environments
Item Description: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780199386871
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.001.0001
Persistent identifiers: DOI "10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.001.0001"