Living on the Borders: What the Church Can Learn from Ethnic Immigrant Cultures

Living on the Borders: What the Church Can Learn from Ethnic Immigrant Cultures

by Mark Griffin, Theron Walker
     
 
The church, like many ethnic immigrants, has been thrown into the "melting pot" that is America. To some this melting pot is a place where different cultures and races merge to form an integrated society, but Mark Griffin and Theron Walker argue that it's a place where communal traditions are traded in for consumer choices. The result is a homogeneous culture of

Overview

The church, like many ethnic immigrants, has been thrown into the "melting pot" that is America. To some this melting pot is a place where different cultures and races merge to form an integrated society, but Mark Griffin and Theron Walker argue that it's a place where communal traditions are traded in for consumer choices. The result is a homogeneous culture of consumption. As fellow ingredients of this melting pot, Christians have much to learn from ethnic immigrants about what it means to be outsiders. Bringing to light the work of some of America's finest first- and second-generation immigrant writers, the authors show that life on the borders of the ghetto and the culture of consumption promises freedom, peace, and justice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781587430664
Publisher:
Brazos Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.60(d)

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