Congregation: Stories and Structures

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Fortress Press, 1987 - Religion - 219 pages
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In a unique, full-scale study of congregational life, Hopewell shows that it is narrative-the oral tradition-that knits a congregation together.
 

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Contents

The Thick Gathering
3
Househunting
19
Parish Story
40
The Struggle for Setting
55
Parish Setting
67
Exploring World View
87
Parish Genius
103
Three Congregations
119
The Actions of Plot
153
Christ and Eros
164
Wiltshires World Story
178
Epilogue The Ministry and Mission of Congregational Story
193
World View Test 1982
203
Works Frequently Cited
212
Index
213
Copyright

Storytelling
140

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