Published May 9, 2000
by An American Academy of Religion Book .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||172|
In his thoughtful book The Company of Strangers, Quaker educator Parker Palmer launches a critique of what he calls our culture’s “ideology of intimacy”—a nest of attitudes that together posit that the main purpose of human life is the development of autonomous, individual personalities and that this development takes place only within the context of warm, intimate, interior-directed. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers” (Heb. –2, emphasis mine). Read Acts chapt 21, and Read Acts chapt 21, and The Bible is full of stories illustrating Author: Greg Atkinson. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Hospitality to Strangers: Theology and Homosexuality at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users.5/5. Strangers At My Door by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrover is a very very powerful book about the man, his wife, and the people they have helped in their life. They have taken the bible verse from Matthew "For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in /5(36).
Here are some other neat verses about showing hospitality to strangers:" I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me." Matthew "Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to . Rosaria Butterfield demonstrates how living a life of radically ordinary hospitality can allow strangers to become neighbors, and, by God’s power, those neighbors can become part of God’s family. I couldn’t put this book down―it’s compelling, challenging, and convicting.”Reviews: When we practice hospitality (Rom. ; 3 John ), we welcome Christ who welcomed us (Rom. ). Our hospitality to strangers in Christ’s name has eternal value, for someday Christ will welcome us with open arms into the eternal kingdom (Matt. ). Excerpts An Excerpt From Traveling Mercies. Indeed, in the book of Genesis we read of Abraham’s humble and generous display of hospitality to three strangers. Wealthy and aged, Abraham could have called on one of his many servants to tend to the three unannounced visitors.
Entertaining Angels: Hospitality in Luke and Acts 21 core features of ancient hospitality included the host’s implicit vow to pro-vide the stranger with protection. In essence, the custom of hospitality in antiquity grew out of a desire to neutralize potential threats—both threats to strangers and threats to one’s community. The Odyssey can be thought of as a manual for a host of how to (and how not to) show hospitality to a guest and vice versa. Telemachus, the focus of the first four books of The Odyssey, provides an early example of good hospitality as both a host and a guest. In Book 1, Athena comes to Ithaca in disguise as the hero Mentes to convince. Hospitality fosters good relationships, and Abraham and Sarah’s hospitality provides an early biblical insight to the way relationships and sharing a meal go hand in hand. These strangers reaped a deeper understanding of each other by sharing a meal and an extended encounter. This remains true today. In her new book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key Rosaria Butterfield says: Radically ordinary hospitality—those who live it see strangers as neighbors and neighbors as family of God. They recoil at reducing a person to a category or a label. They see God’s .