Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Aug 3, 1999 - Religion - 205 pages
For most of church history, hospitality was central to Christian identity. Yet our generation knows little about this rich, life-giving practice.
 

Contents

Introduction A New Look at an Old Tradition
3
Ancient and Biblical Sources
16
A Short History of Christian Hospitality
36
Hospitality Dignity and the Power of Recognition
61
The Strangers in Our Midst
85
Hospitality from the Margins
104
The Fragility of Hospitality Limits Boundaries Temptations
127
Making a Place for Hospitality
150
The Spiritual Rhythms of Hospitality
170
Communities of Hospitality
188
Select Bibliography
196
Index
201
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Christine D. Pohl (1950-2023) was professor emerita of Christian ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary. She authored numerous articles and books, most notably Living into Community: Cultivating Practices That Sustain Us and (with Keith Wasserman) Good Works: Hospitality and Faithful Discipleship.

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