Christianity and Culture in the City

Christianity and Culture in the City

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Christianity and Culture in the City: A Postcolonial Approach offers an introduction to the broad diversity of contemporary Christianities in a rich, complex, changing, and challenging city context. Cruz focuses upon a variety of changing communities with dynamic and striking cultural experiences, and the volume provides both scholarly and practical insights as to how Christianities in the city relate to and transform city institutions and communities that are undergoing dramatic shifts and invite opportunities for intentional study. This book offers a provocative interdisciplinary examination to shed light upon the ways in which diverse city communities appropriate Christianity to better engage their economic, cultural, political, and religious environment. A post-colonial theoretical framework will help inform how Christianity serves to empower and reinvent fragmented, oppressed, and struggling city populations. The reader is offered various conceptual, theoretical, and pragmatic insights and knowledge for better interpreting, affirming, and engaging diverse Christianities in the city in a postcolonial era.Our Lady of Mount Carmel and other Roman Catholic saints who are also simultaneously Vodou spirits. ... procession in honor of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in East Harlem or the Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, anbsp;...

Title:Christianity and Culture in the City
Author:Samuel Cruz
Publisher:Lexington Books - 2012-12-13


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