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Christians at the border : immigration, the church, and the Bible /

by Carroll R., M. Daniel.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Baker Academic, c2008Description: 174 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9780801035661 (pbk.) :; 080103566X (pbk.).Title notes: $16.99 prolam 7-2008 (db)Subject(s): Emigration and immigration in the Bible | Emigration and immigration -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
Contents:
Hispanic immigration : invasion or opportunity? -- Of immigrants, refugees, and exiles : guidance from the Old Testament, part I -- The law and the sojourner : guidance from the Old Testament, part II -- Welcoming the stranger : guidance from the New Testament -- Where do we go from here? final thoughts.
List(s) this item appears in: Hispanic Heritage
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Immigration is one of the most pressing issues on the national agenda. This accessible book provides biblical and ethical guidance for readers who are looking for a Christian perspective on the immigration issue. As both a Guatemalan and an American, the author has immersed himself in this issue and is uniquely qualified to write about it. Drawing on key biblical ideas, he speaks to both the immigrant culture and the host culture, arguing that both sides have much to learn about the debate. In light of the 2008 elections, this timely, clear, and compassionate resource will benefit all Christians who are thinking through the immigration issue.

$16.99 prolam 7-2008 (db)

Includes bibliographical references (p. 144-153) and index.

Hispanic immigration : invasion or opportunity? -- Of immigrants, refugees, and exiles : guidance from the Old Testament, part I -- The law and the sojourner : guidance from the Old Testament, part II -- Welcoming the stranger : guidance from the New Testament -- Where do we go from here? final thoughts.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Foreword (p. 9)
  • Acknowledgments (p. 13)
  • Introduction (p. 15)
  • 1 Hispanic Immigration: Invasion or Opportunity? (p. 25)
  • 2 Of Immigrants, Refugees, and Exiles: Guidance from the Old Testament, Part I (p. 63)
  • 3 The Law and the Sojourner: Guidance from the Old Testament, Part II (p. 91)
  • 4 Welcoming the Stranger: Guidance from the New Testament (p. 113)
  • 5 Where Do We Go from Here? Final Thoughts (p. 135)
  • Afterword (p. 141)
  • Appendix Selected Resources (p. 144)
  • Notes (p. 154)
  • Index (p. 173)

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Library Journal Review

Carroll R. (Old Testament, Denver Seminary) brings his professional expertise and personal heritage to this brief examination of Hispanic immigration, a hot topic in the current political climate, in light of the Bible. In Chapter 1, he deals with general immigration themes from a historical, sociological, economic, and religious perspective. He then examines immigration in the Old and New Testaments with the stated goal of creating a biblical framework for the debate and balancing between extremes on all sides. The author seems only briefly to mention several passages needing fuller explication. For instance, he writes of Lot in passing as exemplifying hospitality, yet he makes no examination of the dangers of cultural assimilation as seen in Lot's saga. Despite this shortcoming, this brief treatment is an excellent addition to the literature of biblical theology and a valuable contribution to the debates on immigration in this country. Highly recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with intercultural or religious studies. (Index not seen.)--Ray Arnett, Fremont Area Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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