A Theology of Migration: The Bodies of Refugees and the Body of Christ (Paperback)
This book is a systematic theology of migration that seeks to reframe the operative political, social and cultural narratives through a Eucharistic narrative. The heart of it revolves around the outer journey of migrants, the inner journey of faith, and the divine journey into our world. Drawing on accounts of migrants and refugees around the globe, the book explores the relationship between faith and justice, theology and migration, and Christian spirituality and the challenges of the modern world. From a theological perspective, it is about the God who first migrated to our world in the Incarnation and the God who calls people to migrate back to our spiritual homeland as citizens of the Kingdom. It explores the body of Christ as encountered inside of a church building in the sacrament of the Eucharist and the body of Christ as encountered outside of it in the least and the last of our world today (Mt. 25:31-46). In the context of the global migration and refugee crisis, it examines ways the divine and human intermingle on our earthly pilgrimage and transform us into the image and likeness of God to become bread for the world through the works of mercy.
Daniel G. Groody is a Holy Cross priest, vice president for undergraduate affairs and associate provost, and associate professor of theology and global affairs at the University of Notre Dame. He has authored many books and articles, translated into seven languages, including Globalization, Spirituality, and Justice, and is host of a podcast, "Heart's Desire and Social Change" (heartsdesiresocialchange.com).