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Making Room: Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition
     

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality As a Christian Tradition

by Chistine D. Pohl
 

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ISBN-10: 0802844316

ISBN-13: 9780802844316

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making Room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today.

Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive

Overview

Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Making Room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today.

Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities — the Catholic Worker, L'Abri, L'Arche, and others — this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802844316
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Pages:
214
Sales rank:
248,391
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
An Invitationix
Session 1Introduction: A New Look at an Old Tradition1
Session 2Ancient and Biblical Sources5
Session 3A Short History of Christian Hospitality10
Session 4Hospitality, Dignity, and the Power of Recognition14
Session 5The Strangers in Our Midst19
Session 6Hospitality from the Margins25
Session 7The Fragility of Hospitality: Limits, Boundaries, Temptations30
Session 8Making a Place for Hospitality35
Session 9The Spiritual Rhythms of Hospitality40
Activities45
Videos54
Suggested Prayers, Hymns, and Readings59

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