Crossing the Ethnic Divide
The Multiethnic Church on a Mission
By (author) Kathleen Garces-Foley
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Crossing the Ethnic Divide by Kathleen Garces-Foley
Book DescriptionIt is commonly accepted that the way to build church growth is to target specific ethnic or racial groups. People prefer to worship with their own, the theory goes, and if growth is what you want you have to accept that fact. In this book Kathleen Garces-Foley challenges the accepted wisdom and puts forth an alternative hypothesis about the role of a multi-cultural ideology in integrating a range of ethnic and generational groups. Through the story of one Asian-American-led multiethnic congregation in Southern California, Evergreen Baptist Church, she seeks to understand how the multiethnic church works as a new and unique social institution.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195311082
(243mm x 162mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kathleen Garces-Foley
Death and Religion in a Changing World, Paperback (October 2005)» View all books by Kathleen Garces-Foley
Looking at how religious people approach death in the twenty-first century, this is a comprehensive study of the intersection of death and religion. It describes how people from a variety of faiths draw on and adapt traditional beliefs and practices as they deal with death in modern societies.
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Author Biography - Kathleen Garces-Foley
Kathleen Garces-Foley is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Marymount University specializing in contemporary American religious life. In addition to research on the growth of multiethnic churches, she studies immigrant religious communities and American death practices and is the editor of Death and Religion in a Changing World.
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