A Mosaic of Believers

A Mosaic of Believers

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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

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.

Editorial Reviews

Choice

"Engagingly and accessibly written, this excellent book deserves wide readership among everyone interested in US religion, ethnicity, organizations and urban culture." —Choice

Nova Religio

"Marti's insightful reflections on these issues at Mosaic will help observers of other groups as well." —Nova Religio

Review of Religious Research

"A very thoughtful, unique contribution [that] edges us forward in our understanding of the interethnic religious experience [that] will stimulate researchers... to forge ahead in their quest to understand this important social phenomenon." —Review of Religious Research

Christian Century
"Gerardo Marti... argues that racial and ethinic identities are fluid and negotiated and that interracial churches can successfully create a model of 'ethnic transcendence' in which a common identity as Christian transcends specific racial or ethnic identities." —Peter W Marty, Senior Pastor, St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Iowa, host of the radio program "Grace Matters", Christian Century, 1/13/09

— Peter W Marty, Senior Pastor, St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Iowa, host of the radio program "Grace Matters"

Christian Century - Peter W Marty

"Gerardo Marti... argues that racial and ethinic identities are fluid and negotiated and that interracial churches can successfully create a model of 'ethnic transcendence' in which a common identity as Christian transcends specific racial or ethnic identities." —Peter W Marty, Senior Pastor, St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Iowa, host of the radio program "Grace Matters", Christian Century, 1/13/09

From the Publisher
"Gerardo Marti... argues that racial and ethinic identities are fluid and negotiated and that interracial churches can successfully create a model of 'ethnic transcendence' in which a common identity as Christian transcends specific racial or ethnic identities." —Peter W Marty, Senior Pastor, St Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport Iowa, host of the radio program "Grace Matters", Christian Century, 1/13/09

"Engagingly and accessibly written, this excellent book deserves wide readership among everyone interested in US religion, ethnicity, organizations and urban culture." —Choice

"Marti's insightful reflections on these issues at Mosaic will help observers of other groups as well." —Nova Religio

"A very thoughtful, unique contribution [that] edges us forward in our understanding of the interethnic religious experience [that] will stimulate researchers... to forge ahead in their quest to understand this important social phenomenon." —Review of Religious Research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253203434
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
09/11/2009
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Gerardo Marti is L. Richardson King Assistant Professor of Sociology at Davidson College and author of Hollywood Faith: Holiness, Prosperity, and Ambition in a Los Angeles Church.

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Mosaic of Believers 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting, well written, and fun to read.