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Contents 1. Introduction Methodology 2. Religion, Transcendence, and Denial among America's Urban Poor Is This the Ghetto? Rich Churches, Poor Churches 3. Church Stories Saint Martin's Spiritual Baptist Church, Brooklyn Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Bridgeport, Connecticut "Hoover Street Dreams": Los Angeles La Sinagoga: Dancing Your Problems Away in East New York, Brooklyn Losing New Jerusalem, Chicago Discharging a Debt to God: Pastor John Grier, Los Angeles Lily of the Valley Spiritual Church, Chicago House of Prayer for All People: Chicago, Newark, Brooklyn, Camden, and Harlem Jesus Goes to the Dirty Places: Skid Row, Los Angeles Emmanuel Baptist Rescue Mission, Inc., Skid Row, Los Angeles Preaching the Word of God on Sixth and San Pedro Streets, Los Angeles Sam, Street Preacher, Skid Row, Los Angeles 4. Architecture, Design, and Urbanism Church Styles How Do Churches Evolve? Traditional Churches Catholic Churches in Ghetto Areas Storefront Churches Megachurches Why Do People Go to Church? How Do Churches Get Their Names? Admirable Churches Repositories of Folk Art Steeples Colors The Color, Sex, and Ethnicity of Christ Church Interiors Imitation Stained-Glass Windows Television Why Are There So Many Storefront Churches? The Street of God, Overflowing with Churches Security Parking 5. I Am Here to Preach the Truth to You: Church Leaders Dealing in Hope: Pastor, Preacher, Apostle, Minister, Elder, Congregant Why People Become Pastors Women Pastors The Pastor's Vision Church Portraits of Religious Leaders Bishop Mother Deacon Present or Past Employment of Pastors, Ministers, Deacons, Preachers, and Elders Congregants, Pew Members Reactions to My Questions and Photographing Tithes: God Loves a Cheerful Giver 6. Theology God, the Lord The Blood of Jesus The Holy Ghost Images of God The Passion of the Christ The Cross Faith Taking Advantage of Our Weak Nature: The Devil, Satan, Lucifer, the Anti-Christ, the Enemy The Holy Bible, the Scriptures, the Word of God in All Its Power Prayer: Praising God, Thanking God Salvation, Accepting God Deliverance, Setting the Captives Free Anointing The Church, the House of God Paradise, Heaven, the New Jerusalem: Joy in the Presence of God Hell, Eternal Agony and Torture: Despair over the Absence of God Faith Healing, Demonic Possession, and Speaking in Tongues Witchcraft Drunk in the Spirit Fellowshipping Evangelizing Revival C. O. G. I. C., Church of God in Christ Spiritual Churches: Jesus Is the Light of the World Holiness Pentecostal 7. Churches: The Public Face Texts and the Categories to Which They Belong Texts Copied from Church Buildings and Sunday Bulletins "Make a Joyful Noise into the Lord": Church Hymns and Songs Have a Very Blessed Day: Answering Machine Greetings 8. Christian Supplies: Creating an Atmosphere of Reverence and Devotion Visual Aids Bibles and Hymnals Christian Stores Custom Pulpit Robes, Choir Robes, Usher Uniforms Mail Order Catalogues with Church Supplies Bibliography Postscript: Walking with God
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
City churches -- United States.
United States -- Religious life and customs.
Church buildings -- United States.
United States -- Religion.