Congregation: Stories and Structures


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After serving as a missionary in West Africa early in his career, with a training in comparative religion and especially Islamic studies, James Hopewell became interested in the nature of the local Christian congregation, its dilemmas and its strengths. He read widely on the subject, but the literature did not satisfy him, so he spent a sabbatical year in two local churches, like an anthropologist in a primitive village. As time went on he arrived at the brilliant insight which forms the heart of this book: church ...

Congregation Stories and Structures 2006, Augsburg Fortress Publishing, Philadelphia, PA

ISBN-13: 9780800619565

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Congregation: Stories and Structures 1988, SCM Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780334002321

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