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 Author: Numrich, Paul David 1952-
Contributors: Wedam, Elfriede (Other)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Oxford Oxford University Press 2015
In:Year: 2015
Edition:First edition.
Further subjects:B Religious gatherings
B Communities Religious aspects
B Cities and towns Religious aspects Christianity
B Communities Religious aspects Christianity
B Cities and towns Religious aspects
B City churches
Online Access: Volltext (Verlag)
Parallel Edition:Erscheint auch als: 9780199386840
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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.
ISBN:0199386870
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199386840.001.0001