The Bible and Borders

Hearing God's Word on Immigration

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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.

1. "A Wandering Aramean Was My Father": 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. "Entertain[ing] 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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  1. M. Daniel Carroll R.

    M. Daniel Carroll R.

    M. Daniel Carroll R. (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 Teológico Centroamericano in Guatemala City, Guatemala....

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