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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434457
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/19/2020
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 469,440
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 Blanchard Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, Illinois. He is also an adjunct professor at El Seminario Teol—gico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Carroll previously taught at Denver Seminary, where he founded IDEAL, a theology program offered in Spanish. 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 forthcoming commentary on the Book of Amos.

Table of Contents

1. "My Father Was a Wandering Aramean": Stories of Migration in the Old Testament
The Image of God
Experiences of the People of God
2. "You Are to Love Those Who Are Foreigners": Old Testament Law and the Sojourner
Hospitality in the Ancient World
Legislation concerning the Sojourner
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?
Epilogue: The Scriptures and the Future

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