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Long considered the lifeblood of urban African American neighborhoods, churches are held up as institutions dedicated to serving their surrounding communities. Omar McRoberts's work in Four Corners, however, reveals a very different picture. One of the toughest neighborhoods in Boston, Four Corners also contains twenty-nine churches, mostly storefront congregations, within its square half-mile radius. In McRoberts's hands, this area teaches a startling lesson about the relationship between congregations and neighborhoods that will be of interest to everyone concerned with the revitalization of the inner city.

McRoberts finds, for example, that most of the churches in Four Corners are attended and run by people who do not live in the neighborhood but who worship there because of the low overhead. These churches, McRoberts argues, are communities in and of themselves, with little or no attachment to the surrounding area. This disconnect makes the churches less inclined to cooperate with neighborhood revitalization campaigns and less likely to respond to the immediate needs of neighborhood residents. Thus, the faith invested in inner-city churches as beacons of local renewal might be misplaced, and the decision to count on them to administer welfare definitely should be revisited.

As the federal government increasingly moves toward delivering social services through faith-based organizations, Streets of Glory must be read for its trenchant revisionist view of how churches actually work in depressed urban areas.

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Acknowledgments1. Introduction2. Birth of the Black Religious District3. Four Corners: Birth of a Contemporary Religious District4. "In the world, but not of it": Particularism and Exilic Consciousness5. "The Street": Clergy Confront the Immediate Environment6. Changing the World: Church-Based "Activism"7. Who Is My Neighbor? Religion and Institutional Infrastructure in Four Corners8. Conclusion: Saving Four Corners?Author's NoteNotesReferencesIndex

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-173) and index.

About the Author

<B>Omar M. McRoberts<B> is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Chicago.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

1. Introduction

2. Birth of the Black Religious District

3. Four Corners: Birth of a Contemporary Religious District

4. "In the world, but not of it": Particularism and Exilic Consciousness

5. "The Street": Clergy Confront the Immediate Environment

6. Changing the World: Church-Based "Activism"

7. Who Is My Neighbor? Religion and Institutional Infrastructure in Four Corners

8. Conclusion: Saving Four Corners?

Author's Note

Notes

References

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226562162
Author:
Mcroberts, Omar Maurice
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
McRoberts, Omar Maurice
Author:
McRoberts, Omar M.
Location:
Chicago
Subject:
History
Subject:
Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
City churches
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Social Issues
Subject:
African American churches
Subject:
General Social Science
Subject:
Boston (Mass.) Church history.
Subject:
African American churches - Massachusetts -
Subject:
Christianity-Social Issues
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Morality and Society Series
Series Volume:
bk. 1
Publication Date:
20030431
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 maps, 5 tables
Pages:
186
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.8 in

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"Synopsis" by , Acknowledgments1. Introduction2. Birth of the Black Religious District3. Four Corners: Birth of a Contemporary Religious District4. "In the world, but not of it": Particularism and Exilic Consciousness5. "The Street": Clergy Confront the Immediate Environment6. Changing the World: Church-Based "Activism"7. Who Is My Neighbor? Religion and Institutional Infrastructure in Four Corners8. Conclusion: Saving Four Corners?Author's NoteNotesReferencesIndex
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-173) and index.
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