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This Side of Heaven : Race, Ethnicity, and Christian Faith

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In recent years Christian scholars have become increasingly aware of their responsibility to recognise and repsond to the challenges posed by ethnic and racial diversity. Similarly, historically white Christian colleges, universities, seminaries and congregations are struggling to transform themselves into communities that are welcoming to minorities and sensitive to their needs. This collection of all-new essays is meant to enable those who are engaged in these initiatives to understand the historical linkage of race , ethnicity and Christianity and to explore the ways in which constructive change can be achieved. Written by an interracial and interethnic team of scholars representing diverse disciplines, this book will meet a pressing need and set a new standard for the discussion of race and ethnicity in the Christian context.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 370 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 2 maps, 2 line illus.
  • 019531056X
  • 9780195310566

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The editors have managed to produce a volume that has unity and clarity, combining the realistic double edge of social analysis with a courageous rereading of biblical texts and a hopeful attitude in spite of discomforting facts. In short, this book represents missiology at its best. * International Bulletin of Missionary Research * This Side of Heaven is unique among Christian books on multiculturalism and race because the authors combine thier social science analysis with their theological viewpoints. * Contemporary Sociology * This Side of Heaven is a major contribution to the study of race, ethnicity, and religion. I found an incredible wealth of knowledge and insight in the book's chapters. This is a book to use in college and seminary courses, to read in your home, and to work through in small groups. Be prepared for serious discussions, as this volume if full of hard hitting chapters that cut to the core of religion, race, and ethnicity. Strongly recommended. * Michael O. Emerson, co-author of Divided by Faith and United by Faith * Amply documented and with helpful bibliographies, this set will appeal to all concerned about diversity in evangelical congregations, schools, and other agencies. * Choice *show more

About Robert J. Priest

Robert J. Priest is Director of the PhD Program in Intercultural Studies and Professor of Mission and Anthropology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. His research and writing have focused on religious conversion, moral discourse, and missionary practices. Alvaro L. Nieves is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College. He recently served as General Editor of The Latino Heritage Bible and has also served as a consultant to the Department of Energy.show more

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