Congregation: Stories And Structures

Media Information:

Categories: Book Collection.
Author(s): Hopewell (James F.).
Publication Dates: 1987.
Publisher(s): Augsburg Fortress Publishers.
Subject(s): Parishes, Pastoral theology, Religion, and Theology - Practical.
Format(s): Softcover.

Copies in the Resource Center:

  • BV 601.2 .H67 1987
  • Summary:

    In a unique, full-scale study of congregational life, Hopewell shows that it is narrative-the oral tradition-that knits a congregation together. Reviews: ‘This book fills an important gap in the literature of practical theology. Practical theology needs to know how to describe situations, especially the empirical situation of the church. We will depend on Hopewell’s method for years to come to help meet that need.’ — Don S. Browning, University of Chicago

    ‘Using a language from church members, concepts from wide-ranging scholarship, and his experience as a pastor, Hopwell has written the definitive study of congregational dynamics.’ — Carl S. Dudley, McCormick Theological Seminary