Christians at the border : immigration, the church, and the Bible /Material type: BookPublisher: 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
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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)