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Korean American Evangelicals: New Models for Civic Life

Elaine Howard Ecklund


In an age of what many call a declining civil society, it is crucial to ask how changes in the racial, ethnic, and religious composition of the United States will influence how we live together as American citizens. Religious communities are among the primary places Americans form civic identities. This book explores how Korean Americans, a growing segment of American evangelicals, use religion to negotiate civic responsibility. It compares Korean Americans in second-generation and multiethnic churches, the most common types of evangelical churches in which Korean Americans participate. The bo ... More

Keywords: religion, immigration, Asian American, cultural schema, race relations, identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305494
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305494.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Howard Ecklund, author
Rice University
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