Through our long exile : contextual theology and the urban experience /
Kenneth Leech.
London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2001.
268 p. : map ; 22 cm.
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London : Darton Longman & Todd, 2001.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Bowker Data Service Summary
What sort of theology is relevant in the new context of a multicultural Britain? Can spirituality and community survive in an age of globalisation and urbanisation? This book explores these and other questions on religion and community.
Main Description
A provocative and powerful analysis of the way ahead for the churches in Britain today.
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Can spirituality and community survive in a world increasingly dominated by globalization and urbanization? Kenneth Leech uses the absorbing story of the successive communities who have made their home in London's East End -- a unique pattern of exodus and exile involving Huguenot, Irish, Chinese, Jewish and Bangladeshi communities -- as a springboard for a provocative and powerful analysis of the way ahead for the church today.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
East of Aldgate: the formation of a communityp. 13
The East End: an emerging communityp. 15
Between slum and ghetto: social conditions in the nineteenth centuryp. 34
The coming of the Irish and the Jewsp. 46
The Whitechapel ghetto, Anglo-Jewry and antisemitismp. 57
From Cable Street to Brick Lane: racial minorities in the East End 1920-71p. 77
Doing theology in the communityp. 95
Urbanism and its discontentsp. 97
The captivity and liberation of theologyp. 121
Theology, race and pluralityp. 136
God on the edge: theology and 'social inclusion'p. 166
Agenda for an urban spiritualityp. 202
Theology and politics revisitedp. 210
Who will sound the trumpet? Kingdom, Jubilee and the movement beyond Christendomp. 220
Notesp. 231
Short Bibliographyp. 263
Indexp. 267
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