A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Religious Innovation in a Multiethnic Church / Edition 1

A Mosaic of Believers: Diversity and Religious Innovation in a Multiethnic Church / Edition 1

by Gerardo Marti
     
 

Mosaic in southern California is one of the largest and most innovative multiethnic congregations in America. Gerardo Marti shows us how this unusual church has achieved multiethnicity, not by targeting specific groups, but by providing multiple havens of inclusion that play down ethnic differences. He reveals a congregation aiming to reconstruct evangelical

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Overview

Mosaic in southern California is one of the largest and most innovative multiethnic congregations in America. Gerardo Marti shows us how this unusual church has achieved multiethnicity, not by targeting specific groups, but by providing multiple havens of inclusion that play down ethnic differences. He reveals a congregation aiming to reconstruct evangelical theology, personal identity, member involvement, and church governance to create an institution with greater relevance to the social reality of a new generation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253344823
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Multiethnic Churches, Mosaic, and Social Change
2. Describing Mosaic
3. History, Agency, and Evangelicalism: A Reconstruction of Ideology
4. The Hollywood Connection and the Management of Artistic Talent: A Reconstruction of Involvement
5. Innovation and the Cultivation of Catalytic Leaders: A Reconstruction of Imperative
6. Mosaic and the Emerging American Culture: A Reconstruction of an Institution
7. Becoming a Mosaic of Believers: A Reconstruction of Identity
Conclusion
Appendix A. Methodological Considerations from a Religious Insider
Appendix B. Women and Leadership at Mosaic
Bibliography
Index

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