The Resource The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams

Label
The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city
Title
The urban church imagined
Title remainder
religion, race, and authenticity in the city
Statement of responsibility
Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Urban Church Imagined illuminates the dynamics surrounding white urban evangelical congregations' approaches to organizational vitality and diversifying membership. Many evangelical churches are moving to urban, downtown areas to build their congregations and attract younger, millennial members. The urban environment fosters two expectations. First, a deep familiarity and reverence for popular consumer culture, and second, the presence of racial diversity. Church leaders use these ideas when they imagine what a "city church" should look like, but they must balance that with what it actually takes to make this happen. In part, racial diversity is seen as key to urban churches presenting themselves as "in touch" and "authentic." Yet, in an effort to seduce religious consumers, church leaders often and inadvertently end up reproducing racial and economic inequality, an unexpected contradiction to their goal of inclusivity. Drawing on several years of research, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams explore the cultural contours of one such church in downtown Chicago. They show that church leaders and congregants' understandings of the connections between race, consumer culture, and the city is a motivating factor for many members who value interracial interactions as a part of their worship experience. But these explorations often unintentionally exclude members along racial and classed lines.--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Barron, Jessica M
Index
index present
LC call number
BV637
LC item number
.B28 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Rhys H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • City churches
  • City churches
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology of Religion
Label
The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race, church, city -- City Jesus -- Urban outfitters -- The diversity list -- City outreach -- "Swirl babies" -- "Should I stay or should I go?" -- Conclusion: The city imagined
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781479877669
Lccn
2017008080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982550841
  • (OCoLC)ocn982550841
Label
The urban church imagined : religion, race, and authenticity in the city, Jessica M. Barron and Rhys H. Williams
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Race, church, city -- City Jesus -- Urban outfitters -- The diversity list -- City outreach -- "Swirl babies" -- "Should I stay or should I go?" -- Conclusion: The city imagined
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 195 pages
Isbn
9781479877669
Lccn
2017008080
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982550841
  • (OCoLC)ocn982550841

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