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Strangers in the Bible
Loved but not Embraced?

Strangers in the Bible explores ways of overcoming the boundaries between exegesis and ethics without abolishing or blurring those boundaries. It makes a unique contribution by combining in a single book the epistemological debates, the methodology, and the results related to using Scripture to delve into an ethics issue.


"Citing the helpful insights of an impressive variety of authorities and major thinkers along the way, René Micallef has chosen to think seriously about 'the stranger' both in Scripture and in our modern world where the term stranger almost always calls up mixed emotions and alarming rhetoric (neighbors, refugees, migrants, threats, victims and so much more). However, Micallef's careful analysis of some of the complexities of trying to do serious biblical ethics is by no means a shallow sermon—and he pushes us to sharpen our reading of the Bible in relation to promoting compassion and justice in modern life. This is a challenging, thoughtful, and ultimately encouraging read."
—Daniel L. Smith-Christopher, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles.

René M. Micallef, SJ, is a Maltese priest and member of the Society of Jesus. He is an associate professor of moral theology and social ethics at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He holds degrees from universities in Malta, the UK, France, Spain, and the USA.

ISBN: 978-08091-4996-4

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