Envisioning The New City / Edition 1

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This book compiles essays by over thirty urban pastors, community organizers, seminary professors, and church leaders. Their essays seek to present creative opportunities for urban ministries to bring hope and renewal to their congregations and communities.

"A fascinating assortment of articles about urban ministry--some inspirational, some challenging, and some extremely practical. Something for everyone."--Kimberley Bobo, Midwest Academy, Chicago. Contributors include urban pastons, community organizers, seminary professors, and church leaders.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664253158
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/1992
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 364
  • Product dimensions: 0.81 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Eleanor Scott Meyers is a retired theological educator and former President of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, California.

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Table of Contents

Foreword 13
Acknowledgments 17
Introduction: Teaching Ourshelves the City 19
Pt. 1 Cities and the Church: Faith, the Bible, and Strategy
1 Bricks Without Straw: Ministry in the City Donna Schaper 31
2 The Second Reformation Has Begun 44
3 Pastor, Priest, Organizer: Leadership in Community Ministries 64
Pt. 2 Urban North America in the 1990s: The Contest for Ministry
4 A Home for the Homeless 77
5 The New Urban Reality: Hope for a Remnant 80
6 Whatever Happened to the Golden Rule? 90
7 Racism and Drugs in the City: The Church's Call to Ministry 98
8 Poverty: The Urban-Rural Linkages 109
9 Older Women in the City 125
Pt. 3 Pastoral Dimensions of Ministry in Cities
10 Church and City: African American Christianity's Ministry 145
11 The City as Battered Woman 152
12 Ritual Expression in the Urban Church 156
13 Public Ministry: Chronicles of Capacity Building 168
14 Looking for God in the City: A Meditation 182
15 A Lesson on Urban Spirituality 190
16 A Health Crisis and a Healing Ministry 205
17 The Feminization of Poverty: Challenge for the Church 221
18 The Urban Congregation and Public Policy 235
19 What We Owe Women and Children: Reflections on the Church and Economic Justice 250
20 The Uprooted Poor: Mandate for Mission 268
21 Fighting AIDS and HIV Together 275
Pt. 4 Case Studies of Congregations and Education for Ministry
22 San Lucas: Presente! 295
23 An Ecumenical Approach to Urban Ministry 308
24 Metropolitan Ministry in Jersey Ghettos 312
25 Teaching Ministry in the City 327
26 Training Ministers for Urban Ministry with the Cultural Right 339
27 Contextualization of Theological Education 350
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