Just Immigration: American Policy in Christian Perspective, 1st Edition

  • Mark R. Amstutz
  • Published By: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • ISBN-10: 1467446785
  • ISBN-13: 9781467446785
  • DDC: 322.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released April 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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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 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 more credible political engagement with this urgent policy issue.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Morality, Law, and US Immigration Policy.
2: The Rules of the Game.
3: The Immigration System in Practice.
4: Theories of International Migration.
5: Christian Ethics, the Bible, and Immigration.
6: The Roman Catholic Church and US Immigration Policy.
7: Evangelicals and US Immigration Policy.
8: Other Protestant Churches and US Immigration Policy.
9: Strengthening the Christian Witness on Immigration.