Sister Churches: American Congregations and Their Partners by Janel Kragt Bakker PDF

By Janel Kragt Bakker

ISBN-10: 019932820X

ISBN-13: 9780199328208

ISBN-10: 0199328218

ISBN-13: 9780199328215

the expansion of Christianity within the worldwide South and the autumn of colonialism in the course of the 20th century prompted a hindrance in Christian venture, as many southern Christians spoke out approximately indignities that they had suffered and lots of northern Christians retreated from the worldwide South. American Christians quickly all started searching for a clean commence, a direction ahead that was once neither isolationist nor domineering. Out of this dream the ''sister church'' version of project used to be born. instead of western church buildings sending representatives into the ''mission field,'' they validated congregation-to-congregation partnerships with church buildings within the international South.

Janel Kragt Bakker attracts on broad fieldwork and interviews with individuals in those partnerships to discover the sister church circulate and particularly its results on American church buildings. simply because Christianity is numerically and in lots of methods spiritually more desirable within the international South than it really is within the international North--while the imbalance in fabric assets runs within the contrary direction--both northern and southern Christians stand to achieve. tough triumphing notions of friction among northern and southern Christians, Bakker argues that sister church relationships are marked through interconnectivity and collaboration.

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