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

A Conversation with Mark Hamilton

April 29, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Location: Online Zoom Webinar

Nationalistic tribalism is on the rise around the world. How we treat strangers (foreigners, immigrants, migrants) is a prominent political, economic, and religious issue. 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: What the Bible Really Says About Immigration (2020) examines the Bible’s key ideas about human movement and the relationship between migrants and their hosts.

Mark Hamilton, author of Jesus, King of Strangers and professor of Old Testament in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University, discussed how reclaiming biblical language will free the church from hypernationalism and fear-driven demagoguery. He was joined in conversation by Berkley Center Director Shaun Casey.

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