Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Migration Through a Theological Lens

Holy Cross Fr. Daniel G. Groody wrote an essay, which lays a foundation for further exploring migration from a theological perspective. His essay appeared Monday. In Fr. Groody's words
Hotly debated, much has been written about the social, political, economic and cultural dimensions of immigration, but surprisingly very little has been written from a theological perspective, even less from the vantage point of immigrants themselves.

Yet the theme of migration is at the heart of the Judeo-Christian scriptures.
After listing several current facts, He offered his "four foundations of such a theology: the Imago Dei, crossing the problem-person divide; the Verbum Dei, crossing the divine-human divide; the Missio Dei, crossing the human-human divide; and the Visio Dei, crossing the country-Kingdom divide."

His essay demonstrates both a knowledge of the Catholic theological tradition and the humans who are migrants and refugees.
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