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Title This side of heaven : race, ethnicity, and Christian faith / edited by Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 356 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Introduction / Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves -- Thinking critically about culture, race, and color. Race : critical thinking and transformative possibilities / Jenell Williams Paris ; Science and the myth of biological race / Eloise Hiebert Meneses ; Race, ethnicity, and color among Latinos in the United States / Carlos Pozzi ; Culture matters : diversity in the United States and its implications / Michael Jindra ; Developing multicultural competency / J. Derek McNeil and Carlos Pozzi -- Encountering the other in ethnic and racialized worlds. Western images of others and otherness / Paul G. Hiebert ; Crossing the color line : a brief historical survey of race relations in American evangelical Christianity / Joseph L. Thomas and Douglas A. Sweeney ; Sharing the gospel in a racially segregated society : the case of Columbia Bible College, 1923-1963 / Robert J. Priest -- "Becoming conservative, becoming white?" : Black evangelicals and the para-church movement / Marla Frederick McGlathery and Traci Griffin -- Using and abusing the Bible in ethnic and racial contexts. The sword of truth in a sea of lies : the theology of hate / Michael Jessup ; Family and table-fellowship in the writings of Luke / David W. Pao ; Church as a lifestyle : distinctive or typical? / Vincent Bacote ; The Samaritans : a biblical-theological mirror for understanding racial, ethnic, and religious identity? / Tite TiƩnou ; The Bible and the communion of saints : a churchly plural reading of scripture / S. Steve Kang -- Engaging racial and ethnic realities in congregational settings. New immigrant Filipinos bring changes to their parish / Kersten Bayt Priest ; Constructing new intergenerational ties, cultures, and identities among Korean American Christians : a congregational case study / Peter T. Cha ; Divergent worship practices in the Sunday morning hour : analysis of an "interracial" church merger attempt / Kersten Bayt Priest and Robert J. Priest ; Power and reconciliation in an urban church : the case of New City Fellowship / Brian M. Howell ; An applied research strategy for Christian organizations / Alvaro L. Nieves -- Conclusion / Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves
Summary Historically white Christian colleges, universities, seminaries and congregations are struggling to transform themselves into communities that are welcoming to minorities. This collection of essays enables those who are engaged in these initiatives to understand the historical linkage of race, ethnicity and Christianity
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-344) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethnic relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Ethnicity -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Race relations -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Form Electronic book
Author Nieves, Alvaro L.
Priest, Robert J.
ISBN 019531056X (Cloth)
0195310578 (paperback)
0195343530 (electronic bk.)
9780195310566 (Cloth)
9780195310573 (paperback)
9780195343533 (electronic bk.)