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

Robert J. Priest and Alvaro L. Nieves


This book contains chapters written by a team of interracial and interethnic scholars representing diverse disciplines on the historical linkage of race, ethnicity, and Christianity. The chapters explore the ways in which constructive change can be achieved. The volume is the product of a long-term study funded by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology. In the course of this study it emerged that many Christian institutions now offer courses on race and ethnicity, but that there is very little relevant literature written from the standpoint of rigorous Christian scholarship. T ... More

Keywords: Christianity, race, ethnicity, Wabash Center, slavery, apartheid, segregation, congregations, racial projects, justice

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195310566
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310566.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert J. Priest, editor
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Alvaro L. Nieves, editor
Wheaton College, Illinois

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Robert J. Priest, and Alvaro L. Nieves

Part I Thinking Critically about Culture, Race, and Color

5 Developing Multicultural Competency

J. Derek McNeil, and Carlos Pozzi

Part II Encountering the Other in Ethnic and Racialized Worlds

Part III Using and Abusing the Bible in Ethnic and Racial Contexts

Part IV Engaging Racial and Ethnic Realities in Congregational Settings


Robert J. Priest, and Alvaro L. Nieves