Jul 03, 2020
Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective
Posted by Mark R. Amstutz

Few issues are as complex and controversial as immigration in the United States The only thing anyone seems to agree on is that the system is broken Mark Amstutz offers a succinct overview and assessment of current immigration policy and argues for an approach to the complex immigration debate that is solidly grounded in Christian political thought After analyzing key lFew issues are as complex and controversial as immigration in the United States The only thing anyone seems to agree on is that the system is broken Mark Amstutz offers a succinct overview and assessment of current immigration policy and argues for an approach to the complex immigration debate that is solidly grounded in Christian political thought After analyzing key laws and institutions in the US immigration system, Amstutz examines how Catholics, evangelicals, and main line Protestants have used Scripture to address social and political issues, including immigration He critiques the ways in which many Christians have approached immigration reform and offers concrete suggestions on how Christian groups can offer a credible political engagement with this urgent policy issue.

  • Title: Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective
  • Author: Mark R. Amstutz
  • ISBN: 9780802874849
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Just Immigration American Policy in Christian Perspective Few issues are as complex and controversial as immigration in the United States The only thing anyone seems to agree on is that the system is broken Mark Amstutz offers a succinct overview and assessm

    Bob

    Summary A carefully researched work on American immigration policy, various Christian responses and why they generally fall short and the necessity of nuanced advocacy that recognizes the competing values of compassion, the rule of law, and the requirements of justice.Immigration is perhaps one of the most contentious public policy issues facing the United States and other nations today While some want to build the wall others are announcing that they are sanctuary cities or at least sanctuary c [...]


    Joel Mitchell

    Mark Amstutz addresses the issue of how a Christian s faith should impact their approach to immigration reform with a plodding academic approach I don t necessarily mind meticulously dissecting a topic, but a lot of this book felt redundant with little positive payoff at the end.For the first hundred pages or so the author describes and evaluates the state of US immigration policy and practice This was probably the most informative part of the book as it provides a good look at the complexity of [...]


    Mike Holmes

    this is a mix between a 3.5 and a 4 Some very good chapters laying out current laws and how they stand, tensions in immigration law, and how they play out in practice Additionally, if someone wants to make headway on the issue of immigration, this book lays out the issues someone or policy should address Immigration reform will spark emotions and thoughts from people of all political persuasions, and it is easy to see our own personal oughts and moral principles while sometimes missing the conce [...]


    Joshua Beckett

    Review forthcoming in the International Journal of Public Theology



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