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Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness by David Nixon
Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism
  • Laura Stivers, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Dominican University of California
Document Type
Book Review
Publication Date
7-1-2013
Department
Religion and Philosophy
Abstract
David Nixon in his book Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness places stories of people who are homeless in dialogue with Christian scriptures, Church tradition, and particular theologies to construct a “theology of homelessness” (7). Drawing on liberation theology, Nixon argues that stories told by poor people can offer a deeper sense of the meaning of God and relationship, can reinvigorate the Christian story, and can in fact, change the world. Nixon shares a number of life histories of homeless people and teases out biographical and emotional themes from their stories in relation to spirituality. He also recounts results of reading Scripture in community with people who are homeless.
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Originally published in Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism, volume 43, number 3 (July 2013), 268-269.

Publisher Statement
Originally published as: Stivers, Laura. (2013). Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness by David Nixon. Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism, 43(3). 268-269. Publisher's version available at http://online.liverpooluniversitypress.co.uk/loi/mb
Citation Information
Laura Stivers. "Stories from the Street: A Theology of Homelessness by David Nixon" Modern Believing: The Journal of Theological Liberalism Vol. 43 Iss. 3 (2013) p. 268 - 269
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/laura_stivers/84/