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Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2009
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Welcoming the Stranger: Justice, Compassion & Truth in the Immigration DebateMatthew Soerens, Jenny Hwang, Leith AndersonInterVarsity Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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The Liberty Threat: The Attack on Religious Freedom in America Today [Paperback]James TonkowichSaint Benedict Press / Trade Paperback$7.49 Retail:
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An estimated twelve to fifteen million people now resideillegally in the United States, posing a major social and legalchallenge to the nation. Americans are divided over the best courseof action in dealing with these illegal immigrants, and Christiansare using the Bible to stake out different positions.
The Immigration Crisis addresses this complex issuethrough a comprehensive look at the Bible. By a careful study ofrelevant materials in the Old Testament, in combination witharchaeological and sociological materials, the author forms a cleardefinition of an alien in Israelite society. This understanding isan important starting point in the current debate.
The book concludes by suggesting how the Bible might assistChristians in thinking about the problem of legal and illegalimmigrants, and in developing the implications of the biblicalteaching for public policy.
JAMES K. HOFFMEIER (PhD, University of Toronto), who has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels for more than thirty years, is now professor of Old Testament and Near Eastern archaeology at Trinity International University. Born and raised in Egypt, he has been a refugee from war and an alien in two different countries, making him sensitive to immigration issues.