I Was A Stranger Paperback

A Christian Theology of Hospitality

by Arthur Sutherland;

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I Was A Stranger

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Arthur Sutherland places before us our fear of meeting the other and the stranger in an increasingly global, and frequently dangerous, village. Various social, political, and historical factors have conspired to leave us in a veritable crisis: the decline of hospitality. Why is this a crisis? Why should we practice hospitality? What is it about Christian theology that compels us to think about hospitality in the first place? Sutherland offers a passionate plea to recover and rediscover hospitality, and to respond to the divine appeal to welcome the stranger.

Therein lies the central concern of the book: that hospitality is not simply the practice of a virtue but is integral to the very nature of Christianity's position toward God, self, and the world it is at the very center of what it means to be a Christian and to think theologically. He offers a challenging definition of hospitality and calls us to a practice that is the virtue by which the church stands or falls.

Drawing on modern theologians (including Howard Thurman, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Karl Barth, Martin Luther King Jr., and Letty Russell) and considering American slavery, the Holocaust, feminism, and prisons, Sutherland eloquently presents a Christian theology of hospitality.

I Was A Stranger by Arthur Sutherland was published by Abingdon Press in November 2006 and is our 42145th best seller. The ISBN for I Was A Stranger is 9780687063246.

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Details for I Was A Stranger

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherAbingdon Press (November 2006)
Number of Pages104
Thickness8 mm
Height227 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code121823
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