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The Truth of the Gospel

Curtiss Paul DeYoung

in United by Faith

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780195152159
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199849659 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152159.003.0010
The Truth of the Gospel

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Malcolm X and Saul of Tarsus had something in common—they were both born into minority groups. Both of them embraced their native cultures, and although they also embraced their Christian faith, they shunned those who made up the majority and comprised the dominant culture. However, at some point in their lives, both of them changed worldviews and came to realize that everyone should be coexisting, worshiping, and practicing the Christian faith as one. An endeavor to establish more multiracial congregations in Christianity across the United States would entail a shift in basic belief systems and in organizational practices as several adjustments would need to be made. This chapter attempts to understand what it means to acquire a revised theological worldview and how this would enable the development and sustainment of multiracial congregations.

Keywords: Malcom X; Saul of Tarsus; minority groups; Christian faith; dominant cultures; theological worldview; multiracial congregation

Chapter.  5952 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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