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I Was a Stranger: A Christian Theology of Hospitality

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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 c
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Paperback, 100 pages
Published November 1st 2006 by Abingdon Press
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Oct 03, 2007 Jon rated it really liked it
Sutherland's position that hospitality is the foundation upon which the church stands or falls is fascinating and engaging. This book is short, but Sutherland makes quick work of pulling you in and making you again think about the relationship you have with the strangers/neighbors you interact with each day. He uses racial issues as well as feminist approaches to stories in the New Testament and gives some cool insight into both. Currently, society seems to be evolving into such that you live ar ...more
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