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Reconstructing the Sacred Tower

Challenge and Promise of Latino/a Theological Education

The Hispanic community in the United States is growing by leaps and bounds. The most important institution in Hispanic barrios is the church. Government programs come and go, but the churches remain. So what could be more important than good Hispanic theological leadership? This book is unblinking about the problems involved. Lacking are financial and intellectual resources in otherwise excellent seminaries and other educational institutions. At the same time, the book offers hope. It uses solid data to describe the willingness of many young people to get involved in religious leadership. It shows their eagerness to learn and to serve. The book concludes with a number of recommendations.

240 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2003

Religion: Religion and Society


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
 
Foreword
 
Chapter One.  The Context:  Hispanic Communities Confronting Change
 
Chapter Two.  The Leaders:  Hispanic Religious Leaders and Future Leaders
 
Chapter Three.  Educational Realities and Promises:  Hispanic Perspectives and Experience in Advanced Theological Education
 
Chapter Four.  The Future:  Moving From Implications to Actions
 
Chapter Five.  A New Kind of Leadership for a Diverse Theological Community
 
Conclusion.  Reconstructing the Sacred Tower
 
Bibliography
 
Index

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