Faith on the Road
:Millions of people travel every day, for what seem like millions of reasons. Some travel for pleasure, others travel for work and education, and many more travel to find a new job and a better life. In the United States,...
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:Millions of people travel every day, for what seem like millions of reasons. Some travel for pleasure, others travel for work and education, and many more travel to find a new job and a better life. In the United States, even those who don't travel far still frequently find themselves on the move.What can we learn from these different forms of travel? And what can people of faith learn from the Christian and Jewish traditions that took shape on the road? From the exile from Eden to the wanderings of Jesus and his disciples, the story of Scripture is a dynamic narrative of ceaseless movement. Those who let themselves be inspired by this movement, and are willing to learn from others and from mistakes made in the process, are well positioned to make a difference in the world, not only at home but also around the globe.
Joerg Rieger (Ph.D., Duke University) is Wendland-Cook Professor of Constructive Theology at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
He is author and editor of many works, including No Rising Tide: Theology, Economics, and the Future (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2009); Beyond the Spirit of Empire: New Perspectives in Politics and Religion. co-authored with Nestor Miguez and Jung Mo Sung. (London: SCM Press, 2009); Christ and Empire: From Paul to Postcolonial Times (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007); Editor, Empire and the Christian Tradition: New Readings of Classical Theologians (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007); Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003) and God and the Excluded: Visions and Blindspots in Contemporary Theology (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2000).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- :prefaceintroduction1. The Judeo-christian Traditions On The Road: Theological Reflections On Travel2. Travel, Tourism, And Migration: Experiences On The Road3. Pilgrims And Vagabonds: Challenges From The Road4. Beyond Religious Tourism: Immersions And Mission Trips Upside-down5. Travel As An Act Of Justicesubject Index