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The faith next door : American Christians and their new religious neighbors

Author: Paul David Numrich
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How do local Christians respond when they discover that the religions of the world now reside in their town? Paul Numrich presents eleven case studies of local Chicago-area Christian responses to America's changing religious landscape. Included are Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian cases.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul David Numrich
ISBN: 0195386213 9780195386219
OCLC Number: 463185313
Description: 1 online resource (208 pages)
Contents: Introduction : America's new religious diversity --
A Hindu temple comes to town --
Evangelizing fellow immigrants : South Asian Christians --
Resettling for Christ : evangelical churches of DuPage County --
Hosting Muslim neighbors : Calvary Episcopal Church --
Struggling to reach out : St. Silas Lutheran Church --
Gathering around the table of fellowship : Lake Street Church --
Bridges to understanding : St. Lambert Roman Catholic Church --
Unity in spirituality : the Focolare Movement --
Solidarity in the African American experience : churches and the Nation of Islam --
Looking back, ahead, and into the eyes of others : the Orthodox Christian experience --
More Hindus and others come to town --
Conclusion : local Christians face America's new religious diversity.
Responsibility: Paul D. Numrich.

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How do local Christians respond when they discover that the religions of the world now reside in their town? Paul Numrich presents eleven case studies of local Chicago-area Christian responses to America's changing religious landscape. Included are Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox Christian cases.

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That the United States has become a religiously plural country is common knowledge. What Paul Numrich illumines is how that plurality is affecting local communities and churches. These case studies Read more...

 
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