NL-BEUGEN: Biblical Theology of Migration - Being a Stranger as a Gift and a Challenge

Classes: 11.11.2017 - 11.11.2017
This course is part of IBSEMI
Topics covered
AWM-course-no: 8171903

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Kooperationspartner und Veranstaltungsort:

Cornerstone Centre for Intercultural Studies
Hagelkruisstraat 19
5835 BD Beugen
The Netherlands

Telephone: +31 (0) 485 - 369130

contact person Lizzie Fonseca
Telephone +31 (0) 485 369130

Seminarbeginn: 9:30 Uhr / Seminarende: 17:30 Uhr

Das Seminar wird in englischer Sprache unterrichtet.


The Bible talks in both the Old and the New Testament about the wanderings of the people of God. Migration is therefore also a biblical subject. Its contemporary forms are not unlike those in the Bible. Emigration, collective and individual escape from suppression, deportation and resettlement are the contexts in which God wrote His story with mankind. Knowledge of God and identity were often gained in the context of migration. During this module the participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own identity and to gain a theological concept of migration for today based on biblical teaching.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of the module (including assignment) the participants have
- Developed a biblical-theological framework as a basis for a theology of migration
- An increased attention and awareness for Bible texts which deal with migration and strangers
- Been enabled to explain why for Christians the topic of "migrations" is of such high importance
- Gained a new view on their own identity as Christians in the context of diverse identities of origin

Main Topics:
- Israel's fundamental experience (as strangers) and it's calling
- The stranger in Israel
- Example: Theology of migration in the book of Ruth
- The New Testament people of God: "A People on Route"
- Theology of pilgrimage and hospitality

Traugott Hopp
The native hesse studied theology at "Theologischen Seminar Tabor" and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Chicago (USA) with a focus on Old Testament and Mission Studies. He was a professor o ...

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EIMI Seminar Fee 75 €