Who is My Neighbour?: The Global and Personal Challenge
Following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and with increasing division, xenophobia, and confusion over future national and international relationships, this thought- and action-provoking book considers the crucial question, Who is my Neighbour?What does the Christian injunction to `love...
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Following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, and with increasing division, xenophobia, and confusion over future national and international relationships, this thought- and action-provoking book considers the crucial question, Who is my Neighbour?What does the Christian injunction to `love your neighbour as yourself' actually mean in practice today? Contributions by renowned theologians and practitioners reflect on this subject in relation to issues of poverty, ecology, immigration, fear and discrimination, and the recent political upheavals both in Europe and the USA.
The Reverend Dr. Sam Wells (Ph.D., Durham University) has been Dean of Duke University Chapel, North Carolina since 2005. His pastoral experience before coming to Duke included a spell as a community worker in inner-city Liverpool. He served four parishes as a Church of England priest from 1991-2005.
In addition to his role at Duke Chapel, Sam is also Research Professor of Christian Ethics at Duke Divinity School. He has published six single-author works Transforming Fate into Destiny (Carlisle: Paternoster and Eugene: Cascade, 1998); Community-Led Estate Regeneration and the Local Church (Cambridge: Grove, 2003); Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics (Grand Rapids: Brazos and London: SPCK, 2004); Gods Companions: Reimagining Christian Ethics (Oxford, UK and Malden, Massachusetts, 2006) Power and Passion: Six Characters is Search of Resurrection (The Archbishop of Canterburys Lent Book 2007, Grand Rapids: Zondervan) and Speaking the Truth: Preaching in a Pluralistic Culture (Nashville: Abingdon, 2008)
He has also issued three jointly-edited volumes: Faithfulness and Fortitude (with Mark Thiessen Nation, Edinburgh: T & T Clark, 2000); The Blackwell Companion to Christian Ethics (with Stanley Hauerwas, Oxford, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2004) and Living Out Loud: Conversations about virtue, ethics, and evangelicalism (Paternoster, 2010)
- Provisional Contentssam Wells Introduction: Who Is My Neighbour?meg Warner Welcoming Angels Unawares Sarah Coakley Beyond Fear And Discriminationstanley Hauerwas My Neighbour, My Nation And The Presidential Electionmichael Northcott My Neighbour And The Ecological Crisissarah Teather My Neighbour The Refugeerowan Williams The Ethics Of Global Relationshipsrichard Carter Conclusion: My Neighbour In Trafalgar Square