Making All Things Human

A Church in East Harlem

By Melvin E. Schoonover

Making All Things Human

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  • ISBN: 9781592444106
  • Pages: 198
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2003
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00
Web Price: $20.00

Making All Things Human

A Church in East Harlem

By Melvin E. Schoonover

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  • ISBN: 9781592444106
  • Pages: 198
  • Publication Date: 10/29/2003
  • Retail Price: $25.00
Web Price: $20.00

About-

'Making All Things Human' is a story of Christianity in action, an account of the struggles faced by a courageous white minister and his largely African-American and Puerto Rican parish in New York's East Harlem. It celebrates ways in which the people of East Harlem and the Chambers Baptist Church, working with courage, imagination, and humor, cut through the layers of indifference to make New York more human and more humane.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Mel Schoonover has written a moving account of the people of God at work in East Harlem. It is a love story, but without any false notes of sentimentality or idealism. Here is a superb expression of contemporary theological reformulation in dramatically relevant and concrete terms. Amid the anguish of East Harlem, God has planted signs of Shalom, signs that keep hope alive in a troubled world."

Dr. George Webber, President, New York Theological Seminary


"This book brings news that the Holy Spirit thrives, and that if God has been too free and too godly to be possessed and imprisoned in the shrines and sanctuaries of white Christendom, his existence has not been thereby limited or, so to speak, lessened.... If in the conventional churches he has gone ignored or profaned, he is known in joy and honor in a small congregation of blacks and some whites, of poor and a handful of not-so-poor, in the midst of the Harlem scene."

From the Foreword by William Stringfellow

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Melvin E. Schoonover

Bio(s)-

Rev. Melvin E. Schoonover was former Dean of Continuing Education at New York Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty at NYTS, Dr. Schoonover served for over 10 years as Senior Minister at the Chambers Baptist Church in East Harlem, New York City. In 1983, Dr. Schoonover was the founding president of the South Florida Center for Theological Studies, which is now known today as the Florida Center for Theological Studies. Schoonover has written such books as 'I Am Not Afraid', 'Making All Things Human: A Church in East Harlem' and 'Letters to Polly'.

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