Religion in the European Refugee Crisis
This book explores the roles of religion in the current refugee crisis of Europe. Combining sociological, philosophical, and theological accounts of this crisis, renowned scholars from across Europe examine how religion has been employed to call either for eliminating or for enforcing the walls around 'Fortress Europe.' Religion, they argue, is radically ambiguous, simultaneously causing social conflict and social cohesion in times of turmoil. Charting the constellations, the conflicts, and the consequences of the current refugee crisis, this book thus answers the need for succinct but sustained accounts of the intersections of religion and migration.
Ulrich Schmiedel is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany. Combining systematic theology with sociology of religion and philosophy of religion, his research concentrates on contemporary Christianities. Recently, he published Elasticized Ecclesiology: The Concept of Community after Ernst Troeltsch.
Graeme Smith is Professor of Public Theology and Head of the Department of Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Chichester, UK. He writes on social, public and political theology, including two books, Oxford 1937: The Universal Christian Council for Life and Work and A Short History of Secularism.