9781563383663

The Church on the Margins Living Christian Community

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  • ISBN13:

    9781563383663

  • ISBN10:

    1563383667

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-07-24
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark

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Summary

Examines the state of the American Christian community from a cross-cultural perspective.

Author Biography

Mary R. Sawyer is Professor of Religious Studies at Iowa State University, where she also teaches African American studies.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction: Models of Christianity 1(20)
PART 1: THE IMPERIAL CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES 21(54)
1. Religious Roots of a New Nation
23(16)
2. The First One Hundred Years
39(18)
3. The Twentieth Century
57(18)
PART 2: THE CHURCH ON THE MARGINS 75(146)
4. African American Communalism
81(24)
5. Native American Indigenization
105(20)
6. Latina/Latino Ecclesiology
125(26)
7. Asian American Syncretism
151(16)
8. Women's Sacred Communities
167(32)
9. GLBT Gifts and Grievances
199(22)
PART 3: TOWARD A RENEWED AND TRANSFORMED CHURCH 221(38)
10. Enclaves of Renewers and Transformers
227(32)
Appendix 1: Ethnic Minority Memberships of Selected Denominations 259(6)
Appendix 2: Stories of Christian Community 265(18)
Index 283

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