Fear and Faith in the Kin-dom: New Explorations in the Theology of Migration

Robert W. Heimburger* (Corresponding Author)

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Whether in Qatar, Britain, Colombia, or the United States, people on the move are among the most vulnerable members of our societies, and injustices against migrants demand a response. Yet these men, women, and children are more than sites of need: migrants also come bearing gifts. Encountering migrants or undergoing migration pries open facile assumptions about whom we belong to and whom we are responsible to. In turn, they are pictures of God’s wandering people and of the triune God who makes a home with us. Despite the fact that migration offers fertile ground for theological reflection, it has received little extended theological attention.Apart from some interest in the subject by biblical scholars, no more than a handful of academic monographs have dealt with the subject in recent decades. In recent books on migration and theology, Susanna Snyder and Kristin Heyer have begun to redress this need
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-344
Number of pages7
JournalModern Theology
Issue number2
Early online dateJan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


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