Villafane, Eldin

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VILLAFANE, Eldin. American, b. 1940. Genres: Ethics, Theology/ Religion. Career: Yabucoa Baseball Club, Yabucoa, PR, semi-professional baseball player, 1961-62; worked for banks in NYC and San Juan, PR, 1962- 66; General Council of the Assemblies of God, Springfield, MO, editorial assistant, 1968-69; teacher of mathematics and English as a second language, and dean of students and community relations for public schools in NYC, 1970-73; Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA, assistant professor, 1976-82, associate professor, 1982-90, professor of Christian social ethics, 1990-, founding director of Center for Urban Ministerial Education, Boston, 1976-90, associate dean for urban and multicultural affairs, 1990-93, executive director of Contextualized Urban Theological Education Enablement Program, 1990-. Ordained minister of Assemblies of God; minister of education at a Christian church in Bronx, NY, 1970-73; WHDH-Radio, moderator of the radio ministry Algo Nuevo, 1976-79; interim pastor at Christian center in Cambridge, MA, 1984; preacher at churches, retreats, and conventions. Spanish American Bible Institute, professor, 1971- 72; North Central Bible College, visiting professor, 1991; guest lecturer at colleges and universities, including Harvard University, Hartford Seminary, and Azusa Pacific University. Publications: (with R. Sanchez and R. Dominguez) Ricardo Tanon: El Poder y la Gloria de Dios, 1980; The Liberating Spirit: Toward an Hispanic American Pentecostal Social Ethic, 1992; (trans. and author of preface) Stephen Mott, Biblical Ethics and Social Change, 1994; An Evangelical Call to a Social Spirituality: Reflections on Urban Theology and Ministry, 1994. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Center for Urban Ministerial Education, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 363 South Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130, U.S.A.