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Word Made Global Stories of African Christianity in New York City

ISBN-10: 0802864481
ISBN-13: 9780802864482
Edition: 2011
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Description: Engaging studies and snapshots of faith in the city In a groundbreaking and engaging work of ethnography, urban studies, and theology, Mark Gornik explores the recent development of African Christianity in New York City. Through the lens of three  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 7/22/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Engaging studies and snapshots of faith in the city In a groundbreaking and engaging work of ethnography, urban studies, and theology, Mark Gornik explores the recent development of African Christianity in New York City. Through the lens of three African immigrant church bodies the Church of the Lord (Aladura), the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, and the Redeemed Christian Church of God this book examines the pastoral, spiritual, and missional dynamics of this global and transnational movement. Word Made Global draws on ten years of involvement and research, during which Gornik conducting more than one hundred interviews and attended several hundred worship services, Bible studies, prayer meetings, healing services, seminars, community meals, harvest festivals and other events at more than 35 churches throughout New York City.

Foreword
Map
Prologue
Introduction
Not with Paper
A Changing and Moving Church
Looking Ahead
Born Again in the City: African Churches and Global New York
Faith at a Global Crossroads
Faith Across Borders
Types and Terms
Out of Ethiopia
Catholic Communities
Protestant Churches
African Independent Churches
Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches
Francophone Churches
Liberian Churches on Staten Island
Headquarter Operations
The One and the Many
Global Faith, Global City
Conclusion: Born Again in New York City
Formations
Pastors at Work: Building Community across Borders
Introduction: Job Description
Religious Biography and Formation
Rev. Yaw Asiedu
Mother Marie Cooper
Pastor Nimi Wariboko
Routes to Ministry
Imagining Salvation
Domains of Pastoral Practice
Spiritual Directors
Agents of Healing
Institution Builders
Cultural Intermediaries
The Workers Are Many
Conclusion: Building Visions
Liturgy and Life: Three Churches in Two Worlds
Introduction: A Church for Life
Membership Has Its Privileges: The Presbyterian Church of Ghana
A House of Prayer: The Church of the Lord (Aladura)
Do Something New in My Life: The Redeemed Christian Church of God International Chapel, Brooklyn
Globalizing Faith
Globalization Is Multi-Faceted
Globalization Is Networks
Globalization Is Organizational
Conclusion
Engagements
Praying Bodies: God and Everyday Life
Introduction: Learning to Pray
Praying Communities
Strong and Spiritual Prayers
Sermons with God
Prayer without Ceasing
Prayer Through the Night
Tarry
Night Vigil
All-Night Revival
Praying in the Spirit
Prayer with Fasting
Prayer and the Material
Conclusion: Power in the City
Reading in Motion: Scripture and the Performance of Faith
Introduction: The Subway Test
Living in the World Imagined by Scripture
Reading in Community
Biblical Texts and Identity
Preaching for Life
Words with Power
Conclusion: The Word Abides
Witnesses in the City: Dynamics of a New Missionary Movement
Introduction: New Patterns
A Global Vision
Three Mission Strategies
Mission as Member Care
Mission as Intercession
Mission as Church Planting
Mission and the Charismatic Powers of Life
Mission as a Way of Life
Mission Back to Africa
Conclusion: Mission in the Way of Christ
Directions
Moveable Pilgrimages: Relocating Sacred Geographies
Introduction
�Let Somebody Shout Hallelujah�
�Let Us Walk in the Light of the Lord�
�We are on Mount Tabborrar�
Conclusion: Moving Expectation
Handing off: Faith in the Second Generation
Introduction
It Takes a Church
Children of the Lord
Sons and Daughters of Pentecost
Conclusion: Conversion and Community
Conclusion: Giving and Receiving
Crossing Over
Living Faith
Catholicity in the City
Gifts and Challenges
The Word Made Global
Epilogue: The Word Keeps Moving
Afterword
Where the Spirit of God Is: Notes on Ethnography and Theology
Survey Data on African Churches in New York City
Sources
Interviews
Focus Groups
Books and Articles
Personal Communication
Printed Church Materials
Newspapers
Church Web Sites
Acknowledgments
Index

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