Taking Up the Mantle
Latin American Evangelical Theology in the 20th Century
In “Taking Up the Mantle” Dr Daniel Salinas helps the reader understand the development of Latin American evangelical theological thought over the past hundred years. Salinas challenges new generations to pick up the task of contextually living out the biblical message, learning from the example of the godly men and women that came before them. History is full of faithful servants who read their Bibles and their surroundings to communicate the message for the church and the world, and this ‘double listening’, as John Stott referred to it, is required today. From the Panama Congress of 1916 to the end of the millennium, this book introduces us to figures from the Latin American church and encourages us to continue their legacy today.
I find Taking Up the Mantle an exhilarating story, competently and courageously told by an insider who has managed a historian’s appropriate distance. It deserves to be read widely and must now be considered the standard English-language treatment of a story that, one trusts, has only begun.
Rev David A. Baer, PhD
President & CEO,
Overseas Council, Indianapolis
In this original work, J. Daniel Salinas corrects at least two major misconceptions about Latin American theological reflection – that its only expression is liberation theology and that it has been mostly non-existent in evangelical circles. This is a must read to get a comprehensive perspective on Latin American evangelical theologies during the twentieth century.
Elizabeth Sendek, MA
Biblical Seminary of Colombia, Medellin, Colombia
The sober message is that while these Latin American scholars and leaders have been exemplary – and in many ways successful – many challenges remain. Salinas’s work underscores the reality that the task of developing a Latin American evangelical theology remains a current and ongoing challenge.
John G. Bernard, DMin
President, United World Mission
Table of Contents
- The First Generation of Latin American Evangelicals Doing Theology: From Panama 1916 to Buenos Aires 1946
- The Second Generation: From Buenos Aires 1949 to Cochabamba 1970
- Evangelicals Searching for Their Identity and Theology: The Seventies and Eighties
- Definition and Maturity