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20%OFFOmar M. Mcroberts - Streets of Glory - 9780226562179 - V9780226562179
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Streets of Glory

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Description for Streets of Glory Paperback. 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. Num Pages: 186 pages, 7 maps, 5 tables. BIC Classification: HRCX6. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 228 x 155 x 12. Weight in Grams: 308.
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. McRoberts finds, for example, that most of the churches in Four Corners are attended and run by people who do not live in the neighborhood but who worship there because of the low overhead. These churches, McRoberts argues, are communities in and of themselves, with little or no attachment to the surrounding neighborhood. They are consequently less inclined to cooperate with neighborhood ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2005
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
186
Condition
New
Number of Pages
186
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226562179
SKU
V9780226562179
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Reviews for Streets of Glory
"If we are truly interested in contemporary community life and civil society, we will want to know how churches actually work in depressed urban areas. There is no better study available on this volatile subject than this one, required reading for all would-be policy makers and citizens." - Peter J. Gomes, Boston Globe"

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