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A House of Prayer for All the Nations

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0002
A House of Prayer for All the Nations

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As several nations experienced various forms of racism in church, leaders of the congregation took action by discussing how worship services may be customized in such a way that would cater to all races within the church. Although the racism experienced in the 1st century is not the same as the racism experienced in the United States today, there still are instances of discrimination that are brought about by personal and societal perceptions of culture and ethnicity. The differentiations in which such discrimination is grounded on also has the same impact on emotional and structural power in today's society. This chapter emphasizes the ministry and the statement Jesus made regarding how congregations should accommodate different races.

Keywords: race; congregation; worship service; ehtnicity; culture; multiracial; discrimination; Jesus

Chapter.  4772 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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