Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration
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Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration  -     By: Mark W. Hamilton

Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2019 / Paperback

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Nationalistic tribalism is on the rise around the world. How we treat strangers (foreigners, immigrants, migrants) is a prominent political, economic, and religious issue. Drawing on his personal experiences and expertise as a biblical scholar, Mark Hamilton argues that Scripture describes God’s people as strangers who are called to show grace and hospitality to others.

The church has often identified itself as a community of strangers. This was the story of the church during much of its early history. In many parts of the world, it still is. In a world in which 240 million persons are voluntary immigrants and another 60 to 70 million are refugees, the urgency of the church’s recovery of its native language on immigration remains vital. Jesus, King of Strangers examines the Bible’s key ideas about human movement and the relationship between migrants and their hosts. Hamilton argues that reclaiming the biblical language will free the church from hypernationalism and fear-driven demagoguery.

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Title: Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration
By: Mark W. Hamilton
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 184
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)
Weight: 8 ounces
ISBN: 0802876625
ISBN-13: 9780802876621
Stock No: WW876621

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Mark W. Hamilton (PhD, Harvard University) holds the Onstead Chair in the College of Biblical Studies at Abilene Christian University, where he serves as professor of Old Testament. His other books include Slavery's Long Shadow: Race and Reconciliation in American Christianity.

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"Hamilton’s insightful work will be a useful text for Christians working to confront xenophobia in their own communities, and may also be of interest to non-Christians looking for a different perspective on the immigration debate."

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