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The Bible and Borders: Hearing God's Word on Immigration

The Bible and Borders: Hearing God's Word on Immigration

by M. Daniel Carroll R.

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Overview

With so many people around the globe migrating, how should Christians and the church respond? Leading Latino-American biblical scholar M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas) helps readers understand what the Bible says about immigration, offering accessible, nuanced, and sympathetic guidance for the church.

After two successful editions of Christians at the Border, and having talked and written about immigration over the past decade, Carroll has sharpened his focus and refined his argument to make sure we hear clearly what the Bible says about one of the most pressing issues of our day. He has reworked the biblical material, adding insights and broadening the frame of reference beyond the US. As Carroll explores the surprising amount of material in the Old and New Testaments that deals with migration, he shows how this topic is fundamental to the message of the Bible and how it affects our understanding of God and the mission of the church.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434457
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas) (PhD, University of Sheffield) is Scripture Press Ministries Professor of Biblical Studies and Pedagogy at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He previously taught for many years at El Seminario Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala, and then at Denver Seminary, where he founded IDEAL, a Spanish language training program. He speaks frequently on the topic of immigration and is the author or editor of more than a dozen books, including Wrestling with the Violence of God: Soundings in the Old Testament and a major commentary on the Book of Amos.

Table of Contents

Contents
Introduction
1. "My Father Was a Wandering Aramean": Stories of Migration in the Old Testament
The Image of God
Experiences of the People of God
Conclusion
2. "You Are to Love Those Who Are Foreigners": Old Testament Law and the Sojourner
Hospitality in the Ancient World
Legislation concerning the Sojourner
Conclusion
3. Entertaining Angels Unawares: Hospitality for the Stranger in the New Testament
Learning from Jesus
Christians as Sojourners
The Call to Hospitality
What about Romans 13?
Conclusion
Epilogue: The Scriptures and the Future
Indexes

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