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Streets of glory : church and community in a black urban neighborhood

Author: Omar M McRoberts
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : University of Chicago Press ; Bristol : University Presses Marketing [distributor], 2005.
Series: Morality and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Long considered the lifeblood of black urban neighborhoods, churches are thought to be dedicated to serving their surrounding communities. But Omar McRoberts's work in Four Corners, a tough Boston neighborhood containing twenty-nine congregations, reveals a very different picture.
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Genre/Form: Church history
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Omar M McRoberts
ISBN: 0226562174 9780226562179 0226562166 9780226562162
OCLC Number: 58829450
Notes: Originally published: 2003.
Description: 186 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Birth of the Black religious district --
Four corners : birth of a contemporary religious district --
In the world, but not of it : particularism and exilic consciousness --
The street : clergy confront the immediate environment --
Changing the world : church based "activism" --
Who is my neighbor? Religion and institutional infrastructure in four corners --
Conclusion: Saving four corners.
Series Title: Morality and society.
Responsibility: Omar M. McRoberts.

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