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Places of RedemptionTheology for a Worldly Church$
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Mary McClintock Fulkerson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199296477

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296477.001.0001

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Good Samaritan Church: The Unity of the Place

Good Samaritan Church: The Unity of the Place

(p.195) 7 Good Samaritan Church: The Unity of the Place
Places of Redemption

Mary McClintock Fulkerson (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter focuses on the practices of Good Samaritan UMC in an attempt to become place for all to appear. Having reviewed the prominent practices that made this place, the question now is what they have in common and how they diverge. First, a synchronic look at three dominant images articulated in the practices and wider conversations in the community, always attending to the contributions of bodily habituations. Then, for a diachronic sense of communal identity the chapter turns to the role of conflict in the community, asking how divergence over time helped define both identity and faithfulness to identity. Finally, the chapter explores the role of the larger social formation in producing this place.

Keywords:   Good Samaritan UMC, place, conviction, God-dependence, faithfulness

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