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Coming Together in the 21st Century: The Bible's Message in an Age of Diversity [Kindle Edition]

Curtiss Paul DeYoung
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Book Description

On the fifteenth anniversary of its original publication, this newly revised and expanded edition offers readers an in-depth study of multiculturalism and diversity in the Christian Scriptures. The original edition has been abridged to make room for nearly 50 percent new material, featuring new contributions from men and women of various cultures and contexts and expanding the definition of diversity to encompass more than race and ethnicity. A great resource for college, university, and seminary courses on reconciliation, multicultural ministry, and biblical studies.

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Coming Together in the 21st Century is a fascinating set of essays that wrestle with biblical and theological issues around racial diversity and the history of both implicit and explicit euro-christian interpretations of racial, cultural and religious superiority. At one level, the contributors' reading of the biblical text is simply more accurate than traditional interpretations that simply ignore race in favor of a simplistic presumption of euro-western supremacy. Yet at a more important level, this text represents a perspective that is theologically and socially much healthier for both communities of color and for white Christians. --Dr. Tink Tinker (wazhazhe, Osage Nation), Clifford Baldridge Professor of American Indian Cultures and Religious Traditions, Iliff School of Theology, Denver, CO

Curtiss DeYoung bears the marks of a modern day prophet. He has worked tirelessly to bring the issue of racial reconciliation and racial justice to the attention of the Christian community. In this new edition of Coming Together, DeYoung reminds us that the journey towards a Biblically-based diversity is a difficult one, but one worth traveling. He has pulled together his personal reflections as well as additional essential voices in this dialogue to provide a thoughtful, Biblical, and needed challenge for the church. --Soong-Chan Rah, author of The Next Evangelicalism and Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism, North Park Theological Seminary

Curtiss DeYoung is smart. And he's gentle. That's what makes him dangerous. I would call him a prophet, but wouldn't want us to dismiss him that easily. Curtiss DeYoung is an unsung hero of reconciliation, an apologist for liberation, an academic revolutionary, and a pilgrim on the narrow, rugged road that leads to freedom. Read this book... and let it mess with you. And let it move us all a little closer to God and to one another. --Shane Claiborne, author, activist, recovering sinner

About the Author

A professor of reconciliation studies at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Previously, DeYoung has served in urban multicultural settings as the president of the Twin Cities Urban Reconciliation Network (TURN), executive director of the City Gate Project, and pastor of multiracial congregations. Internationally, DeYoung speaks on the topics of reconciliation and the multiculturalism of the Bible. <I>Coming Together in the 21st Century</I> is his sixth book.

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  • File Size: 1786 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Judson Pr (November 15, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003DNR1C6
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gus449 May 27, 2011
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Outstanding book. Biblically sound and historically true. Challenging and convicting. Caused me to think seriously about my own racial biases and prejudice. A book that needs to be read by anyone who cares about the future of the church and the unity of our nation.
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Curtiss Paul DeYoung is Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University in Saint Paul, Minnesota, He has degrees from University of Saint Thomas, Howard University, and Anderson University. Prior to his current position, he worked for many years in urban multicultural settings in Minneapolis, New York City, and Washington, DC.


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