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The Suburban Christian

Albert Y Hsu

The Suburban Christian

Albert Y Hsu

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Suburbia: Paradise or Wasteland?Suburbia is a place of spiritual yearnings. People come to suburbia looking for a fresh start, the second chance, a new life. It embodies the hopes and longings of its residents, dreams for the future, safety and security for their children, and the search for meaningful community and relationships. Yet much in our suburban world militates against such aspirations, and people find themselves isolated and alienated, trapped by consumerism and materialism. Is there hope for a Christian vision for the suburbs?Al Hsu unpacks the spiritual significance of suburbia and explores how suburban culture shapes how we live and practice our faith. With broad historical background and sociological analysis, Hsu offers practical insights for living Christianly in a suburban context. Probing such dynamics as commuting and consuming, he offers Christian alternatives for authentic spirituality, genuine community and relevant ministry. And he challenges suburban Christians to look beyond suburbia and marshal their resources toward urban and global justice.Suburbia may be one of the most significant mission fields of the twenty-first century. Here is guidance and hope for all who would seek the welfare of the suburbs.

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About "The Suburban Christian"

Suburbia: Paradise or Wasteland?Suburbia is a place of spiritual yearnings. People come to suburbia looking for a fresh start, the second chance, a new life. It embodies the hopes and longings of its residents, dreams for the future, safety and security for their children, and the search for meaningful community and relationships. Yet much in our suburban world militates against such aspirations, and people find themselves isolated and alienated, trapped by consumerism and materialism. Is there hope for a Christian vision for the suburbs?Al Hsu unpacks the spiritual significance of suburbia and explores how suburban culture shapes how we live and practice our faith. With broad historical background and sociological analysis, Hsu offers practical insights for living Christianly in a suburban context. Probing such dynamics as commuting and consuming, he offers Christian alternatives for authentic spirituality, genuine community and relevant ministry. And he challenges suburban Christians to look beyond suburbia and marshal their resources toward urban and global justice.Suburbia may be one of the most significant mission fields of the twenty-first century. Here is guidance and hope for all who would seek the welfare of the suburbs.
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Meet the Author

Albert Y Hsu

Albert Y. Hsu (pronounced "shee") is an editor at InterVarsiAlbert Y. Hsu (pronounced "shee") is an editor at InterVarsity Press, where he acquires and develops books in such fieldty Press, where he acquires and develops books in such fields as discipleship, spiritual formation, cultural critique, cs as discipleship, spiritual formation, cultural critique, church and mission and multiethnic issues. He is the author ohurch and mission and multiethnic issues. He is the author ofSingles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide and The SuburfSingles at the Crossroads, Grieving a Suicide and The SuburC

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction: Suburbia--paradise Or Wasteland?
  • 1. The Suburban Moment: Glimpses Of A Suburban Future
  • 2. Living In Suburbia: The Pursuit Of The Promised Land
  • 3. Spaced Out: The Impact Of Commuter Culture
  • 4. Material World: The Challenges Of Consumer Culture
  • 5. Status Check: How Consuming And Branding Shape Our Identity
  • 6. Won't You Be My Neighbor? Moving From Anonymity To Community
  • 7. Finding God In The Suburbs: Cultivating Spirituality In Everyday Life
  • 8. The Suburban Church: Gathering Places Of Relevance And Hope
  • 9. Beyond Suburbia: Mission To And From The Suburbs
  • Epilogue: Seek The Welfare Of The Suburbs
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Index

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  • Catalogue Code 248981
  • Product Code 083083334X
  • EAN 9780830833344
  • Pages 220
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Social Issues
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jun 2006
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.289kg

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