By Ched Myers and Matthew Colwell. Orbis Books, 228 pp., paperback, with index and bibliography.
“The stranger has not lodged in the street; I have opened my doors to the sojourner.” (Job 31:32)
The perspective of the immigrant offers fresh eyes for reading the Bible, which in turns offers a new way of seeing the plight of the stranger and sojourner among us.
The principle of hospitality and the commandment to welcome the stranger are among the most consistent themes of the Bible. How does that apply to the question of undocumented immigrants in our own country?
In alternating chapters Myers examines the biblical dimensions of hospitality, sanctuary, the crossing of borders, and God’s predilection for those on the margins, while Colwell relates the stories of immigrants and immigrant rights activists—their hopes, dreams, and sufferings. these are men and women who, by acting upon their common humanity with the “other,” have learned to cross a different kind of boundary.
"This book will help to shape the theological discourse about immigration in our churches and hopefully the political discourse in our society at large." --Ricardo Moreno
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