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Migration in Perspectives : Towards Theology of Migration from the Margins
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Edited by Rev. Dr. Songram Basumatary.
Bibliographical Details xvi, 186 p. 25 cm.
Edition, Place & Publisher 1st ed. New Delhi, Christian World Imprints.
ISBN-10 9351483231
ISBN-13 9789351483236, 978-9351483236
Year of Publication 2018.
Further Details In Collaboration with Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute and United Evangelical Lutheran Churches in India, Chennai.
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Migration has become an inconceivable complex phenomenon in our times today. It has become an issue of great concern both globally and locally as there is rising tension among the nations, regions and communities due to surge in migrant population caused by various pathetic and lucrative push and pull factors. This book makes a concerted effort to read the phenomenon of migration and address the challenges of it in multi-dimensional perspectives, especially from the margins.

The book answers the pertinent question such as, "Is migration in itself an issue?"; "Is it mere demographic or regional concern?"; "Is it mere economic and political concern or is it cultural and religious concern too?"; "Is it not the issue of humanity, human identity, dignity and human rights?"; And so, "is it not ultimately a theological concern?". While answering such questions, the book explores and highlight both the positive dimensions as well as the challenges. The book as an academic endeavour certainly will provide a conceptual tools and epistemological resource to the wider academic world about the huge challenge of theological reflection ahead, and the practical action awaited from the policy makers, civil society and the Church as a whole.




I. Overview on Phenomenon of Migration

1. Labour Migration in India : Issues and Concerns / Bernard D' Sami

2. Free Market Economy and Labour Migration : The Dynamics of Manipulation and Exploitation / Livingstone Arputharaj

II. Migration in Perspectives

3. Migration Motif in the Ancestral Narratives / Nagaiyasamy N.S. Samuel

4. Justice for the Get (`rj') in the OT Traditions against the Exilic Context / S. Jaganathan

5. Strangers and Aliens in 1 Peter : Towards Constructing a Symbiotic Community / K. Balakrishnan

6. Challenges from the Migrants to the Church-in-Mission / K. David Udayakumar

7. Is God Still the Refuge for Refugees : An Interfaith Perspective / J.M.P. Thomas Birla

8. Immigrants or Inhabitants : A Search for Identity from the Margins / Anthony Jeevaraj

9. Migration in Gender Perspective / W.S. Annie

10. Migration from North East Indian Perspective / Walotemjen

III. Towards Theology of Migration

11. Migration : Exploring a `We Communion Theology' / J. Daniel Kirubaraj

12. Discerning the Signs of the Times : Towards a Theology of Migration / N. G. Prasuna


Rev. Dr. Songram Basumatary, Editor of the book, is an ordained minister of the Northern Evangelical Lutheran Church (NELC), who hails from Assam, India. Currently, he is the Professor and Head of the Department of Theology & Ethics at Gurukul Lutheran Theological College & Research Institute, Chennai. He also serves as the Dean of the Post Graduate Studies, and the Convenor of the Gurukul Summer Institute. He has written a wide varieties of articles which are published in reputed Indian journals and edited books. He is the author of the book - `Ethnicity and Tribal Theology: Problem and Prospect for Peaceful Co-existence in North East India' (2014) published by Peter Lang; and the editor of the book - `Transforming Reformation: Reformation in Perspectives' (2017) published by CWI.

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