n Missionalia : Southern African Journal of Mission Studies - Beyond homelessness : Christian faith in a culture of displacement, Steven Bouma-Prediger and Brian J. Walsh : book review

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-9507



The topic of this volume on "home" and "homelessness" in the Bible and contemporary culture is an idea whose time has come. We live in a globalising world where mass migrations, displaced families and alienation from the environment mark our times. In critiquing contemporary North American and Canadian culture, the authors discuss various forms of homelessness: socioeconomic, ecological, cultural and psychological, and show how the Bible and the Christian faith can heal the dislocations in society. The book interacts with homeless people, philosophers, sociologists, novelists and poets. Each of the nine chapters ends with a biblical interlude in the form of an imaginative first-person retelling of a biblical episode pertaining to the subject of the chapter.

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