We Are The Church Together

Cultural Diversity in Congregational Life

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Brelsford (Theodore) and Foster (Charles R.).
Publication Dates: 1996.
Publisher(s): Trinity Press International.
Subject(s): Multiculturalism - Religious aspects and Pastoral theology.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BR 115 .C8F63 1996
  • Summary:

    Is there anything distinctive about what it means to be ‘church’ in a culturally diverse congregation? Does the cultural diversity of a congregation affect the way it seeks to form and renew itself as a community of faith? On-the-scene research in three culturally diverse congregations in a large southern city answers these questions in ways that are sometimes encouraging, sometimes disappointing, but always stimulating. The authors point out that embracing cultural diversity in congregations requires a radical rethinking and reconfiguration of conventional theological, educational, and polity assumptions.


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