Christianities of the World

Christianities in Migration

The Global Perspective

Editors: Phan, Peter C., Padilla, Elaine (Eds.)

  • ACCURATE REPRESENTATION: The book faithfully represents the spirit of the World Christianity while moving forward the concept of Christianities of the world
  • INTERRELIGIOUS FUNCTION: The notion of globalization is being discussed from a Christian perspective that is understood to have been and to continue to be in dialog with Judaism and Islam
  • INTRACHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVES: Breath of Christian theological views and expertise in Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant faith and beliefs
  • INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS: Its vast array of authors residing in all seven continents will address contemporary issues that bring the local concerns into conversation with the global
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY: Its interdisciplinary approach to the topic of globalization, which integrates areas of theology, ethics, spirituality, mission, ministry, inculturation, and theological education
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This book migrates through continents, regions, nations, and villages, in order to tell the stories of diverse kinds of nomadic dwellers. It departs from Africa, en routes itself toward Asia, Oceania, Europe, and culminates in the Americas, with the territories of Latin America, Canada, and the United States. The volume travels through worn out pathways of migration that continue to be threaded upon today, and theologically reflects on a wide range of migratory aims that result also in diverse forms of indigenization of Christianity. Among the main issues being considered are: How have globalization and migration affected the theological self-understanding of Christianity? In light of globalization and migration, how is the evangelizing mission of Christianity to be understood and carried out? What ecclesiastical reforms if any are required to enable the church to meet present-day challenges?

About the authors

Elaine Padilla is Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology at New York Theological Seminary, USA. Her theological analysis constructively interweaves current philosophical discourse with Christianity, Latin American and Latino/a religious thought, mysticism, ecology, and gender. She is the author of Divine Enjoyment: A Theology of Passion and Exuberance.

Peter C. Phan is the inaugural holder of the Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University, USA. He has authored a dozen books and over 300 essays on various aspects of Christian theology and missiology. Among his books are: Christianity with an Asian Face; In Our Own Tongues; and Being Religious Interreligiously. He recently edited Christianities in Asia and The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity.


Reviews

'To be a Christian is to base one's faith and theology on stories of migration and immigration. Reflecting on migration accounts occurring throughout the globe today, this book provides a rich analysis to the Christian faith and, in so doing, provides a corrective theology.' - Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver, USA




"This book is not only about the migration of people but the migration of theology. As it ventures beyond the established intellectual territories of European Christendom, it opens up new pathways for thinking about global mission and new avenues for responding to some of the world's most vulnerable people."—Daniel G. Groody, University of Notre Dame



'Migration is central to the history of the Christian church—locally, regionally, and globally. Today, the unprecedented scale of migration demands fresh and creative theological reflection for a rapidly changing world. Christianities in Migration features voices from every continent wrestling with the challenges that world migrations are bringing to Christian identity, ministry, and mission. We need volumes like this one to orient us in 'esta coyuntura histórica especial,' this special historical moment.' - M. Daniel Carroll R., Denver Seminary, USA


'To be a Christian is to base one's faith and theology on stories of migration and immigration. Reflecting on migration accounts occurring throughout the globe today, this book provides a rich analysis to the Christian faith and, in so doing, provides a corrective theology.' - Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology, University of Denver, USA




"This book is not only about the migration of people but the migration of theology. As it ventures beyond the established intellectual territories of European Christendom, it opens up new pathways for thinking about global mission and new avenues for responding to some of the world's most vulnerable people."—Daniel G. Groody, University of Notre Dame



'Migration is central to the history of the Christian church—locally, regionally, and globally. Today, the unprecedented scale of migration demands fresh and creative theological reflection for a rapidly changing world. Christianities in Migration features voices from every continent wrestling with the challenges that world migrations are bringing to Christian identity, ministry, and mission. We need volumes like this one to orient us in 'esta coyuntura histórica especial,' this special historical moment.' - M. Daniel Carroll R., Denver Seminary, USA

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Padilla, Elaine (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Christianity as an Institutional Migrant: Historical, Theological, and Ethical Perspectives

    Phan, Peter C.

    Pages 9-35

  • “Singing the Song of the Lord on Foreign Soil”: What the Early Centuries Tell Us about the Migrant Factor in the Making of Global Christianity

    Hanciles, Jehu J.

    Pages 37-53

  • Dislodgings and Reformation: Expanding Christianity in Africa and in the Diaspora

    Bongmba, Elias K. (et al.)

    Pages 55-70

  • Intercultural Church: A Challenge in the Asian Migrant Context

    Brazal, Agnes M. (et al.)

    Pages 71-88

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-03287-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Christianities in Migration
Book Subtitle
The Global Perspective
Editors
  • Peter C. Phan
  • Elaine Padilla
Series Title
Christianities of the World
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-03164-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137031648
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-03287-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 348
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