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Renewal: Liberal Protestants and the American City after World War II

Mark Wild


This book examines a movement of liberal Protestant clergy and laypeople in the United States who after World War II developed new forms of ministry adapted to the changing environment of urban America. Cities during this period were enduring the effects of deindustrialization and suburbanization. Responding to these conditions, which were encapsulated under the term urban crisis, they developed a broad, multifaceted ecclesiology that reconceived the church as a central institution in a multiethnic urban society. They hoped this renewed church would reconcile social divisions, alleviate injust ... More

Keywords: renewal, urban crisis, suburbanization, ecclesiology, liberal Protestantism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226605234
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226605371.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Wild, author
California State University, Los Angeles