The Liberating Spirit: Toward an Hispanic American Pentecostal Social Ethic

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1993 - Religion - 257 pages
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For many years now an overriding passion has motivated my research--the construction of a social ethic for the Hispanic Pentecostal Church in the United States. This social ethic, though, must cohere with the Hispanic American socio-cultural experience as well as be consistent with Hispanic Pentecostalism's self understanding of ethics emerging from its experience of the Spirit. This has been the not too modest goal of this book. You, the reader, will be the judge whether I have made some contribution towards the end. - from the Introduction by the author.
  

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Contents

Hispanic Community as a Sociodemographic Phenomenon
24
Hispanics in the North East
36
The Roman Catholic Church
42
The Hispanic Protestant Church
59
The Pentecostal Movement
84
Social Role of the Hispanic Protestant Church
102
Hispanic Spirituality and Indigenous Pentecostal Theology
110
SOCIOTHEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF
133
The Community of the Spirit in Society
150
Personal and Social
169
Signs of the Reign of God
182
TOWARD AN HISPANIC AMERICAN
193
Spirit and Scripture in the Formulation of the Ethical Norm
205
Love and Justice
211
Conclusion
222
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About the author (1993)

Villafane is the Ricardo Tanon Distinguished Professor of Hispanic Christianity, Ethics, and Urban Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and the president of the Association para la Educacion Teologica Hispana. His doctorate was awarded by Boston University.

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