Professor Harold Recinos Edits New Book - "Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation"
Harold J. Recinos, professor of Church and Society at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, has edited a new book, “Wading Through Many Voices: Toward a Theology of Public Conversation.” The book, released in April 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, brings together the voices of Latino/a, African American, Asian American, Native American, and Euro-American scholars to produce a dialogue of public theology: how faith-communities, divided by race, class, ethnicity, and gender, can find a common ground for life together. The authors articulate a multiethnic perspective on public theology that counters the divisive identity politics of U.S. public life with systematic thinking that strengthens the commitment to critically transform social relations in light of a shared vision of public good.William B. Lawrence, Dean and Professor of American Church History at Perkins School of Theology, lauds Recinos’ efforts. “Professor Recinos’ work exemplifies Perkins School of Theology’s commitment to theological study and reflection in a society and a world that often seems unwilling to engage voices speaking from different perspectives,” Lawrence said.
The book was made possible by the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology. The Center’s work on this project was supported by a generous grant from the Luce Foundation. David Maldonado, Jr., director of the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions, acknowledged appreciation for Recinos’s work and for the Luce Foundation support that made it possible. “This book makes an important contribution to understanding the dynamic voice of Latino/a Christianity and reflects the mission of the Center to seek a deeper understanding of Latino/a Christianity and its role in our social and religious realities,” Maldonado observed.For more information about the book, contact Professor Recinos at 214.768.1773, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology, contact the director, David Maldonado, Jr., at 214.768.1038, email@example.com.