By Sharon Kim
A religion of Our Own investigates the advance and progress of those homes of worship, a contemporary and quickly expanding phenomenon in significant towns during the United States.
Immigration historians have depicted the second-generation as a transitional generation--on the regular march towards the inevitable decline of ethnic identification and allegiance. Sharon Kim indicates an alternate course. by means of harnessing faith and innovatively growing hybrid spiritual associations, second-generation Korean americans are assertively defining and shaping their very own ethnic and non secular futures. instead of assimilating into mainstream American evangelical church buildings or inheriting the church buildings in their immigrant mom and dad, second-generation pastors are developing their very own hybrid 3rd space--new self sustaining church buildings which are formed via a number of frames of reference.
Including information accumulated over ten years at twenty-two church buildings, A religion of Our Own is the main complete learn of this subject that addresses generational, identification, political, racial, and empowerment issues.
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A Faith Of Our Own: Second-Generation Spirituality in Korean American Churches by Sharon Kim