2015 | 206pp | ISBN: 9781908355843
Otherness and Liminality in East Asia
This book weaves a rich tapestry of historical, sociological,anthropological, biblical and philosophical portraits of migration focusing on East Asia, with a robust theological and missiological response and accompanied by an extensive literature review. Of excellent scholarship, the book is infused with a persuasive exhortation to God’s community as a missional entity to fulfil its obligation to obey the “alien mandate” - to love the Lord our God and to love the migrant as ourselves. Dr Woods’ book is particularly relevant in today’s context of an unprecedented global migration phenomenon which provides many open doors for God’s community to share the good news of Jesus. As this is faithfully done, migrants may come to believe and belong as they are delivered from spiritual and physical bondage. This is a book that will deeply challenge both our minds and our hearts and should spur us into action.
Rev Dr Patrick Fung, General Director, OMF International