By Nancy L. Eiesland
A specific position tells the tale of the dramatic alterations that occur within the non secular lives of a neighborhood confronted with city restructuring—in this example, Dacula, Georgia, a once-quiet small city at the outskirts of Atlanta. The demographics of Dacula have been replaced dramatically by means of the inhabitants influx, carrier area improvement, and housing enlargement because of the transforming into metropolis.
Nancy L. Eiesland presents a qualitative research of the way the neighborhood non secular congregations altered themselves, their family members with each other, and—over time—their neighborhood in mild of this disruption to their social order. Eiesland debts for those alterations via studying the lives of zone rookies and long-time citizens, discussing the responses of locals to the emergence of a megachurch of their group, investigating the wrenching techniques of congregational start and deaths, and learning responses to group conflicts.
Applying inhabitants ecology techniques to the research of non secular corporations inside of their neighborhood contexts, A specific Place addresses jointly forms of restructuring which are frequently at the same time implicated—urban and spiritual restructuring. This ebook demonstrates all that may be discovered from studious realization to a specific place.
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A Particular Place: Urban Restructuring and Religious Ecology in a Southern Exurb by Nancy L. Eiesland