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A Christian theological interpretation of the border reality is a neglected area of immigration study. The foremost contribution of A Promised Land, A Perilous Journey is its focus on the theological dimension of migration, beginning with the humanity of the immigrant, a child of God and a bearer of his image. The nineteen authors in this collection recognize that one characteristic of globalization is the movement not only of goods and ideas but also of people. The crossing of geographical borders confronts Christians, as well as all citizens, with choices: between national security and human insecurity; between sovereign national rights and human rights; between citizenship and discipleship. Bearing these global dimensions in mind, the essays in this book focus on the particular problems of immigration across the U.S.-Mexico border. The contributors to this volume include scholars as well as pastors and lay people involved in immigration aid work. Daniel Groody has also produced a documentary on immigration, “Dying to Live.”

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  1. Front Matter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-ix
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  1. Foreword: A Witness to Hope: Migration and Human Solidarity
  2. pp. xi-xvii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xix-xxvii
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  1. Part One: Foundations of a Theology of Migration
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Faith for the Journey: Religion as a Resource for Migrants
  2. pp. 3-19
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  1. 2. "Beloved Aliens and Exiles": New Testament Perspectives on Migration
  2. pp. 20-34
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  1. 3. Migration in the Patristic Era: History and Theology
  2. pp. 35-61
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  1. 4. God in the Desert: Searching for the Divine in the Midst of Death
  2. pp. 62-75
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  1. 5. Poverty, Migration, and the Option for the Poor
  2. pp. 76-86
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  1. Part Two: Mission, Ministry, and Migration
  2. p. 87
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  1. 6. Mission among Migrants, Mission of Migrants: Mission of the Church
  2. pp. 89-106
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  1. 7. Migrants and the Ministry of Reconciliation
  2. pp. 107-123
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  1. 8. For the Love of Migrants: The Scalabrinian Tradition
  2. pp. 124-140
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  1. 9. The Ninety-Nine Sheep and the Mission of the Church: The Pastoral Care of Hispanic Immigrants
  2. pp. 141-159
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  1. 10. The Story of Humane Borders
  2. pp. 160-173
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  1. Part Three: The Politics of Sovereign Rights, Cultural Rights, and Human Rights
  2. p. 175
  1. Migration and Human Dignity: From Policies of Exclusion to Policies Based on Human Rights
  2. pp. 177-191
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  1. The Natural Rights of Migrants and Newcomers: A Challenge to U.S. Law and Policy
  2. pp. 192-209
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  1. Hermeneutics and Politics of Strangers: A Philosophical Contribution on the Challenge of Convivencia in Multicultural Societies
  2. pp. 210-224
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  1. The Gender of Risk: Sexual Violence against Undocumented Women
  2. pp. 225-239
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  1. Part Four: Constructive Theologies of Immigration
  2. p. 241
  1. A Theology of Migration: Toward an Intercultural Methodology
  2. pp. 243-270
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  1. ¿Cuantos Más? The Crucified Peoples at the U.S.-Mexico Border
  2. pp. 271-298
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  1. Fruit of the Vine and Work of Human Hands: Immigration and the Eucharist
  2. pp. 299-315
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 316-319
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 320-329
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  1. Index of Scripture Reference
  2. pp. 330-332
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780268080570
Related ISBN
9780268029739
MARC Record
OCLC
608758461
Pages
360
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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