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By Sharon Kim

Second-generation Korean americans, demonstrating an unprecedented entrepreneurial fervor, are developing new church buildings with a target of shaping the way forward for American Christianity.

A religion of Our Own
investigates the improvement and development 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 id and allegiance. Sharon Kim indicates an alternate direction. through harnessing faith and innovatively developing 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 growing their very own hybrid 3rd space--new self sufficient church buildings which are formed via a number of frames of reference.

Including information amassed over ten years at twenty-two church buildings, A religion of Our Own is the main entire learn of this subject that addresses generational, identification, political, racial, and empowerment issues.

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