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xv, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-340) and index.
Foreword / by Martin D. Stringer -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Introduction: The new urban era and the religion factor -- Part I: Theoretical and conceptual framework. Adding religion to Chicago's story ; Community and congregations in the new metropolis -- Part II: Congregational case studies. Neighborhood parishes and churches in a restructuring city ; Area mosques and diverse corridors ; Area congregations in the city ; Area congregations in a suburban boom town ; Metro congregations : a wider view of the restructuring metropolis -- Part III: Religion's urban significance : Chicago and beyond. Congregations and change : interpreting religion's significance in the new metropolis -- Afterword: A case for representativeness -- Appendix A: Research methods -- Appendix B: Questionnaire -- Appendix C: Field notes on worship services -- Appendix D: Protocol for in-depth study of religious congregations.
Religion and community in the new urban America examines the interrelated transformation of cities and urban congregations. The authors ask how the new metropolis affects local religious communities and what role those communities play in creating the new metropolis. Through an in-depth study of fifteen Chicago congregations - Catholic parishes, Protestant churches, Jewish synagogues, Muslim mosques, and a Hindu temple, both city and suburban - this book describes congregational life and measures congregational influences on urban environments.