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From the Publisher"Mark Gornik's fascinating, in-depth look at African Christianity in New York City should be read by anyone concerned to understand the future of the new, global Christianity, and especially by those doing urban ministry. . . . This is the kind of analysis sorely needed today."
— Timothy Keller
Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City
"This unique and illuminating study, based on extensive religious ethnography, is indeed a vital contribution to our understanding of the dynamics, mission, and vitality of new African Christianity in New York City. It will be a significant reference point for future research in a relatively nascent field. . . . A must-read!"
— Afe Adogame
University of Edinburgh
"An ethnographically rich and theoretically astute account of the diversity, creativity, and vibrancy of African Christianities in New York. Beyond the vivid and compelling exploration of local congregations and practices, Gornik paints an insightful and prescient portrait of the emerging face of Christianity as it enters its third millennium. This Christianity operates simultaneously at the grass roots, addressing the embodied needs and desires of those at the margins of society, and at a global level, traveling with and through transnational immigrants and hypermodern electronic media."
— Manuel A. Vasquez
University of Florida
"By focusing on African immigrant churches in New York City, Gornik illumines the distinctive features of Christianity today: transnational, urban, embodied, and missionary. This exciting study both builds upon the most recent scholarship and moves our knowledge of world Christianity forward."
— Dana L. Robert
Boston University School of Theology