A Mosaic of Believers

A Mosaic of Believers

Diversity and Innovation in a Multiethnic Church
Marti, Gerardo
Distribution: World
Publication date: 10/26/2009
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20343-4
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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.

Author Bio

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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Table of Contents

1. Multiethnic Churches, Mosaic, and Social Change
2. Describing Mosaic
3. History, Agency, and Evangelicalism: A Reconstruction of Ideology
4. The Hollywood Connection and the Management of Artistic Talent: A Reconstruction of Involvement
5. Innovation and the Cultivation of Catalytic Leaders: A Reconstruction of Imperative
6. Mosaic and the Emerging American Culture: A Reconstruction of an Institution
7. Becoming a Mosaic of Believers: A Reconstruction of Identity
Appendix A. Methodological Considerations from a Religious Insider
Appendix B. Women and Leadership at Mosaic

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