An exile is an immigrant who is far from the comforts of their home. Dr. Alexander Chow examines the story of the Israelites exiled in Babylon and are told to make their home in this place; build their houses there, work in the city, raise their family, and seek the welfare (the Shalom) of Babylon. Dr. Chow stresses that no matter where we are placed, we need to seek justice, flourishment and completeness to the people in the land.
Dr. Alexander Chow is Lecturer in Theology and World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of two books on Chinese Christian theology and an editor of the academic journal Studies in World Christianity. A native of Southern California, Dr. Chow studied at Fuller Theological Seminary (MA), Regent College (ThM), and the University of Birmingham (PhD), before completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Renmin University of China. He joined the University of Edinburgh in September 2013 and is part of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity.