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Mark of Zion: Congregational Life in Black Churches

Mark of Zion: Congregational Life in Black Churches

by Stephen C. Rasor
     
 

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In The Mark of Zion: Congregational Life in Black Churches, the companion book to The Shape of Zion: Leadership and Life in Black Churches (The Pilgrim Press, 2003), Rasor and Dash propose that the black experience in America offers a significant presence in the religious landscape of contemporary American society. In rural, urban, storefront, and mega-churches,

Overview

In The Mark of Zion: Congregational Life in Black Churches, the companion book to The Shape of Zion: Leadership and Life in Black Churches (The Pilgrim Press, 2003), Rasor and Dash propose that the black experience in America offers a significant presence in the religious landscape of contemporary American society. In rural, urban, storefront, and mega-churches, African American congregations foster an inward journey of spiritual growth and an outward journey of community outreach. To illustrate their thesis, the authors -- based on data supported by the Gallup poll -- explore African American congregational life from four perspectives that include; a profile of black congregational life from a national perspective; an example of a local church setting that illustrates some aspect of that national profile; assistance to churches in considering the applicability of this profile and local example to their experiences; and an invitation for churches to consider future ministry in the light of these findings and the challenges that arise from this exploration.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829815764
Publisher:
Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
Publication date:
11/28/2003
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.32(d)

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Meet the Author

Stephen C. Rasor is a researcher for the Institute for Black Religious Life at The Interdenominational Theological center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is co-author of Hidden Wholeness: An African American Spirituality for Individuals and Communities.

Michael I. N. Dash is an ordained United Methodist minister and Professor of Ministry and Context at The Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. He is co-author of The Shape of Zion: Leadership and Life in Black Churches and Hidden Wholeness: An African American Spirituality for Individuals and Communities.

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