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by Robert A. Orsi

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ISBN: 0253334993
Author: Robert A. Orsi
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana University Press (June 1, 1999)
Category: World
Subcategory: History
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Orsi provides an outline of the urbanization of America and the pluralism that resulted from diaspora nationalism set against the dynamic engagement of various religious traditions

Orsi provides an outline of the urbanization of America and the pluralism that resulted from diaspora nationalism set against the dynamic engagement of various religious traditions. As his selections show, city people live through their environment and create a distinct religious sense that is fluid and changing in terms of geography, architecture, and social issues.

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Orsi's introduction ranges more widely and is quite a tour de force at sixty-three pages (with fifteen thick additional pages of footnotes)

Orsi's introduction ranges more widely and is quite a tour de force at sixty-three pages (with fifteen thick additional pages of footnotes).

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He attended graduate school in religion at Yale University where his prize-winning dissertation formed the basis of his first book, The . Robert A. Orsi, ed. (1999). Gods of the City: Religion and the American Urban Landscape. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-21276-4.

He attended graduate school in religion at Yale University where his prize-winning dissertation formed the basis of his first book, The Madonna of 115th Street.

Urban religion" strikes many as an oxymoron

Urban religion" strikes many as an oxymoron. How can religion thrive in the alienated, secular, fast-paced, and materialistic world of the modern, Western city? The authors in this collection believe that cities not only can provide the settings for religious expression, but also are material to the experiences which give rise to those religious expressions. In this book, they explore the distinctly urban forms of religious experience and practice that have developed in relation to the spaces, social conditions, and history of American cities.

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In this book, they explore the distinctly urban forms of religious experience and practice that have developed in relation to the spaces, social conditions, and history of American cities. Every textbook comes with a 21-day "Any Reason" guarantee. Published by Indiana University Press.

Fascinating insights into modern urban religious practice make Orsi's collection a must-read

Fascinating insights into modern urban religious practice make Orsi's collection a must-read. -Publishers Weekly The essays provide insight into the cultural creativity, reinterpretation of worship and religious ingenuity of city people over the last 50 years.

""Fascinating insights into modern urban religious practice make Orsi's collection a must-read."" -- Publishers Weekly

""The essays provide insight into the cultural creativity, reinterpretation of worship and religious ingenuity of city people over the last 50 years."" -- Library Journal

""At last, a major dissection of the great mystery in modern Americanlife -- how religion and spirituality prospered amidst industrialization, urbanization, and rampant technological change after 1880!"" -- Jon Butler, Yale University

""Urban religion"" strikes many as an oxymoron. How can religion thrive in the alienated, secular, fast-paced, and materialistic world of the modern, Western city? The authors in this collection believe that cities not only can provide the settings for religious expression, but also are material to the experiences which give rise to those religious expressions. In this book, they explore the distinctly urban forms of religious experience and practice that have developed in relation to the spaces, social conditions, and history of American cities.

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