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Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

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Please join the Regent College Bookstore for a conversation with Dr. Mark Glanville and Dr. Luke Glanville about their recent publication, Refuge Reimagined: Biblical Kinship in Global Politics. They will be hosted by Regent President Dr. Jeff Greenman.

The global crisis of forced displacement is growing every year. At the same time, Western Christians' sympathy toward refugees is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about personal and national security, economics, and culture. We urgently need a perspective that understands both Scripture and current political realities and that can be applied at the levels of the church, the nation, and the globe.

In Refuge Reimagined, Mark R. Glanville and Luke Glanville offer a new approach to compassion for displaced people: a biblical ethic of kinship. God's people, they argue, are consistently called to extend kinship—a mutual responsibility and solidarity—to those who are marginalized and without a home. Drawing on their respective expertise in Old Testament studies and international relations, the two brothers engage a range of disciplines to demonstrate how this ethic is consistently conveyed throughout the Bible and can be practically embodied today.

Dr. Mark Glanville is associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College and an Old Testament scholar. He is the author of Adopting the Stranger as Kindred in Deuteronomy and Freed to Be God's Family: The Book of Exodus and has written articles for a variety of publications including the Journal of Biblical Literature, Refuge Journal, Journal of Missional Practice, Christian Educators Journal, Evangelicals for Social Action, Faith TodayThe Light Magazine, and The Presbyterian Pulse. He previously ministered in a missional urban community, Grandview Calvary Baptist Churc, Vancouver, and was a professor of congregational theology at the Missional Training Center in Phoenix.

Dr. Luke Glanville is associate professor in the department of international relations at Australian National University. He is the author of Sovereignty and the Responsibility to Protect: A New History, which won the Australian Political Science Association Crisp Prize in 2016 and the CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2014.

Refuged Reimagined is available through the Regent College Bookstore here.

Questions for the authors can be submitted during the event by emailing [email protected].

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Speaking at this Event


Luke Glanville

Associate Professor, International Relations (Australian National University)


Mark Glanville

Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology (Regent College)


Jeffrey Greenman

President, Professor of Theology and Ethics (Regent College)

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