¡Alabadle! Hispanic Christian Worship


book
(Justo L. Gonzalez). Abingdon Press, 1996.

Regardless of cultural heritage, generational differences or denominational affiliation, Alabadle, a Spanish term for “Praise Him,” is a fitting description of the focus of Christian worship in Hispanic congregations in North America. Alabadle is also the title of a book compiled by Justo L. Gonzalez, Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Georgia, and seven contributors which proposes that the common element in Hispanic congregations is excitement about the Gospel and worship. Four faith traditions are explored: Baptist (Miguel Angel Darino); Catholic (Allan Figueroa Deck); Pentecostal (Samuel Solivan); and United Methodist (Maria Luisa Santillan Baert). In addition, concluding chapters include a discussion of the Mestizo Church (Teresa Chavez Sauceda) plus resources on Hymnody (Raquel Gatierrez-Achon) and Worship (Pablo A. Jimenez). Extensive Notes guide the reader to further study and a Glossary defines language for discussion. Alabadle offers information, as well as inspiration, to those open to applying findings from the Hispanic church to their own faith traditions.

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