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New Perspectives in the Study of Congregations

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ISBN-10: 0226901890

ISBN-13: 9780226901893

Edition: N/A

Authors: James P. Wind, James W. Lewis

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American Congregations, Volume 2: New Perspectives in the Study of Congregations builds upon the empirical foundation provided by the historical studies in volume 1 of the Congregational History Project. Volume 2 addresses three crucial questions: Where is the congregation located on the broader map of American cultural and religious life? What are the distinctive qualities, tasks, and roles of the congregation or parish in American culture? And, what patterns of leadership characterize American congregations? Published simultaneously, these two volumes combine engaging historical studies with incisive scholarsly analysis to focus attention on the central role of congregational studies in…    
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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Preface
Introduction
Congregations in Context
Toward a History of American Congregations
The Place of the Congregation in the Contemporary American Religious Configuration
The Christian Congregation as a Religious Community
Public and Private: Congregation as Meeting Place
Congregations and Traditions
Congregations and the Bearing of Traditions
Congregational Studies as Practical Theology
Congregations and Leadership
Patterns of Leadership in the Congregation
The Safest Place on Earth: The Culture of Black Congregations
Afterword
Contributors
Index