Immigrant Neighbors among Us (Paperback)

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By M. Daniel Carroll R. (Editor), Leopoldo a. Sánchez M. (Editor), Juan F. Martinez (Foreword by)
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How do different Christian denominations in the United States approach immigration issues? In Immigrant Neighbors among Us, U.S. Hispanic scholars creatively mine the resources of their theological traditions to reflect on one of the most controversial issues of our day. Representative theologians from Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed, Methodist/Wesleyan, Pentecostal, and Independent Evangelical church families show how biblical narratives, historical events, systematic frameworks, ethical principles, and models of ministry shape their traditions' perspectives on immigrant neighbors, law, and reform. Each chapter provides questions for dialogue. ""A superb collection of chapters addressing immigration from the theological, ethical, and pastoral perspectives of most of the main ecclesial traditions present among U.S. Latinas/os today. Highly recommended for those seeking a serious, informed, and more sensible understanding of immigration."" --Orlando O. Espin, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of San Diego ""This book is a splendid rejoinder to the critique that Latino/a theology has not developed a full-fledged theology of migration. Digging deep into Latino/a experiences of migration and the theological resources of six different Christian communities, the contributors offer rich and challenging reflections on migration . . . I most strongly recommend this book to church leaders, those ministering with and for Latino/a migrants, and activists working for the reform of law and public policies regarding migration."" --Peter C. Phan, Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Georgetown University M. Daniel Carroll R. is Distinguished Professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado, and adjunct professor at El Seminario Teologico Centroamericano, Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is the author of Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible (2013). Leopoldo A. Sanchez M. is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri, where he holds the Werner R.H. and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Chair for Hispanic Ministries and is Director of the Center for Hispanic Studies. He is the author of Receiver, Bearer, and Giver of God's Spirit: Jesus' Life in the Spirit as a Lens for Theology and Life (2015).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781625643766
ISBN-10: 1625643764
Publisher: Pickwick Publications
Publication Date: September 11th, 2015
Pages: 164
Language: English