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The Hispanic Challenge: Opportunities Confronting the Church

Paperback|Jan 1994
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Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the United States. Then he turns to key missiological issues, including Protestant-Catholic relationships, justice, racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. The book focuses on leadership training, education, and contains interviews...


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Ortiz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the United States. Then he turns to key missiological issues, including Protestant-Catholic relationships, justice, racial reconciliation and ecclesiastical structures. The book focuses on leadership training, education, and contains interviews with Hispanic leaders which describe their models of ministry.
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"The Sleeping Giant" is the fastest-growing minority group in the U.S.--the Hispanic community. Hispanics, especially Puerto Ricans, Cubans and Mexicans, are changing society and the church. As a second-generation Puerto Rican, born and reared in El Barrio of New York City, Manuel Ortiz knows first-hand what it is like to be a Hispanic in the U.S. As a sociologist, he recognizes the exciting potential for the future of the church--if leadership development is undertaken.Oritz first explores the unique needs and concerns of Hispanics in the U.S. Then he turns to key missiological issues, including Protestant-Catholic relationships, justice, racial reconcilliation and ecclesiastical structures. Ortiz has interviewed numerous Hispanic leaders working in a variety of contexts and describes their models for ministry. Finally, the book focuses on leadership training and education, with a particular emphasis on developing second-generation leadership.The sleeping giant must not be ignored. This is a book that will awaken awareness of the possibilities of the Hispanic church.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 68181
  • Product Code 0830817735
  • EAN 9780830817733
  • Pages 194
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Missions
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jan 1994
  • Dimensions 226 x 152 x 12mm
  • Weight 0.278kg

Manuel Ortiz

Manuel Ortiz (D.Min., Westminster Theological Seminary) is professor of ministry and urban mission and director of the urban program at Westminster Theological Seminary.


For fourteen years he ministered to Hispanics in Chicago, founding four churches, two elementary schools and an extension school for theological education. He has continued in community ministry by planting a multiethnic church in Philadelphia and by promoting urban and multiethnic ministry around the nation through his speaking and consulting efforts.


His publications include The Hispanic Challenge; One New People and Urban Ministry: The Kingdom, the City & the People of God.

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • <strong>section I: Hispanics In The United States: A Sociohistoric Overview</strong>
  • 1. Urbanization: The Hispanic Reality
  • 2. A Historical Exchange
  • 3. Hispanic People In A New Context
  • <strong>section Ii: Missiological/ecclesiastical Issues</strong>
  • 4. Protestant-roman Catholic Dialogue
  • 5. The Poor And Justice
  • 6. Reconciliation
  • 7. Ecclesiastical Structure
  • <strong>section Iii: Leadership Training And Education</strong>
  • 8. Issues In Leadership Training
  • 9. Leadership Development
  • 10. Mentoring
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Supplemental Tables For Chapter One
  • Notes
  • Bibliography

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