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Remove the pews : spiritual possibilities for sacred spaces / Donna Schaper.

Schaper, Donna, (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at John P. Webster Library - West Hartford.

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John P. Webster Library - West Hartford BV 604 .S33 2021 (Text to phone) 30401147768836 Adult New Book Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780829821109
  • ISBN: 0829821104
  • Physical Description: 107 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Cleveland, Ohio : The Pilgrim Press, 2021.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- 1. Why remove the pews? ; for the beauty of it -- 2. The usefulness of removing the pews -- 3. Ancient texts and new visions -- 4. Religion 201 ; a new vision -- 5. What's in it for me? ; the Dolly Mama's guide to spirituality -- 6. Moving to the how ; starting places -- 7. Virtual worship -- 8. If the furniture is freshened, will the word become fresh among us? -- 9. How to ; some dos and don'ts.
Summary, etc.:
"Donna Schaper takes the long view of religious institutions in an age of rapid change. The question of who the Church is today - and how it employs its buildings - is connected to the Church's past identities and future hopes. Remove the Pews offers concrete suggestions on how congregations can open their church spaces to revive their spirits. From welcoming local dance troupes to serving undocumented persons, Schaper demonstrates how the imagination is the only limit to what church buildings mean and can do. Her meditatons on community use of sacred spaces serve as a springboard for a broader examination of how the church might be renewed for the modern age. The pews are only the beginning!" -- Back cover.
Subject: Public worship.
Church buildings.
Church renewal.
Mission of the church.

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