The One in the Many: Christian Identity in a Multicultural World

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Copublished with the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, this collection of essays is both compelling and timely: compelling because it comes from a Christian college struggling to make multiculturalism a reality, timely because it allows Christian academics to join the national and international discourse on the meaning of cultural diversity. The authors present a range of viewpoints but they share a desire to communicate about what is, and what should be, as Christians ...
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Overview

Copublished with the Calvin Center for Christian Scholarship, this collection of essays is both compelling and timely: compelling because it comes from a Christian college struggling to make multiculturalism a reality, timely because it allows Christian academics to join the national and international discourse on the meaning of cultural diversity. The authors present a range of viewpoints but they share a desire to communicate about what is, and what should be, as Christians engage multiculturalism.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761810698
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 4/16/1998
  • Series: Calvin Center Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Introduction
For the Healing of the Nations: The Book of Revelation and our Multicultural Calling 1
Ungrasping Ourselves: A Kenotic Model of Multicultural Encounter 9
Widening the Emptying: A Response to Thomas R. Thompson 25
Racial Reconciliation in South Africa and the Theological Winds of Change That Inspired It 29
Reformed Theology at Work: A Response to Caesar Molebatsi 41
Unity and Difference in Genesis 1 45
Cultures and Communities of Higher Learning: Riding on the Bandwagon of Nonconformity 51
Multicultural Openness and Victimization: A Response to David A. Hoekema 63
The Comprehensive Plan: What Have We Accomplished? 67
The Importance of Being Earnest: A Response to Steven R. Timmermans 81
Pressing On: Some Concluding Remarks 87
The Multicultural Year: A Retrospective 93
Near Heroes: A Meditation for a Multicultural Year 103
App Introductory Sections of Calvin College's Comprehensive Plan: (I) Summary; (II) Vision for the Future 109
About the Contributors 113
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