Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics

Refuge Reimagined

By Mark R. Glanville & Luke Glanville. Offers a new approach to compassion for displaced people: a biblical ethic of kinship. The authors argue that God’s people are consistently called to extend kinship―a mutual responsibility and solidarity―to those who are marginalized and without a home. Drawing on their respective expertise in Old Testament studies and international relations, the two brothers engage a range of disciplines to demonstrate how this ethic is consistently conveyed throughout the Bible and can be practically embodied today. The book applies the kinship ethic to issues such as the current mission of the church, national identity and sovereignty, and possibilities for a cooperative global response to the refugee crisis. Challenging the fear-based ethic that often motivates Christian approaches, they envision a more generous, creative, and hopeful way forward. Read more.