Christianities in Migration

The Global Perspective

  • Editors
  • Elaine Padilla
  • Peter C. Phan

Part of the Palgrave Macmillan’s Christianities of the World book series (CHOTW)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Elaine Padilla, Peter C. Phan
    Pages 1-8
  3. Agnes M. Brazal, Emmanuel S. de Guzman
    Pages 71-88
  4. Patricia Madigan
    Pages 135-152
  5. Ana María Bidegain Greising, Gabriel Bidegain Greising
    Pages 173-192
  6. Thomas E. Reynolds
    Pages 193-220
  7. Elaine Padilla
    Pages 299-319
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-348

About this book


This book migrates through continents, regions, nations, and villages, in order to tell the stories of diverse kinds of nomadic dwellers. It departs from Africa, en routes itself toward Asia, Oceania, Europe, and culminates in the Americas, with the territories of Latin America, Canada, and the United States. The volume travels through worn out pathways of migration that continue to be threaded upon today, and theologically reflects on a wide range of migratory aims that result also in diverse forms of indigenization of Christianity. Among the main issues being considered are: How have globalization and migration affected the theological self-understanding of Christianity? In light of globalization and migration, how is the evangelizing mission of Christianity to be understood and carried out? What ecclesiastical reforms if any are required to enable the church to meet present-day challenges?


Theology migration globalization border(s) boundary(ies) immigrant(ion) emigration transnational human rights mission transcultural(ization) religion cross-cultural diaspora refugee foreigner exile ethnicity inclusion humanitarian Christianity Islam Judaism theology

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