Asian Contextual Theology for the Third Millennium: A Theology of Minjung in Fourth-Eye Formation

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In this volume, an attempt is undertaken to highlight the genesis, progress, and transformation of Asian contextual theology of minjung, introducing its historical point of departure, its development, and its transformation in light of younger Korean and Korean American scholars' endeavors. In this regard, the new Asian contextual theology, which is emerging, strives to integrate both minjung and the wisdom of World Religions into its own framework and direction, ...
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In this volume, an attempt is undertaken to highlight the genesis, progress, and transformation of Asian contextual theology of minjung, introducing its historical point of departure, its development, and its transformation in light of younger Korean and Korean American scholars' endeavors. In this regard, the new Asian contextual theology, which is emerging, strives to integrate both minjung and the wisdom of World Religions into its own framework and direction, assuming the character of a public theology and remaining humble and open before God's mystery while featuring its association with minjung in a holistic way.

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""Beginning in 1973 with the publication of The Theological Declaration of Korean Christians, Minjung theology grasped the attention of the world. Its authors paid a high price for their commitment to the Korean people and especially to the exploited poor.... Although they were part of a worldwide liberation movement, they clearly did their own thinking and carried out their own scholarship. Minjung theology employed sophisticated scholarly methods learned from Western Christians. But it was a fully contextualized form of theology able to enter into discussion with theologians from other countries as an important expression of global Christian thought.... The heart of the book is made up of the contributions of Korean scholars. However, to add to its international character, the editors have included essays by North American and European theologians as well. Many of us are happy in this way to make any contribution we can to revitalizing discussion between progressive Korean theologians and the West.""--John B. Cobb Jr., from the Foreword

""Minjung theology is the first liberation theology to come from Asia, with critical questions put to the First World, and questions too challenging the modernization of South Korea according to Western standards.... Minjung theology is not a theology that has been made culturally indigenous, like 'yellow theology' before it. It is a contextual theology of the suffering people in Korea, and is therefore open for people all over the world, the people of God's kingdom whom Jesus called blessed. Minjung theology is also the first political theology to exist in Korea, inasmuch as it is bound up with the struggle for human and civil rights, and turns Christians from being a 'people of the church' into 'the congregation of the people.'""--Jürgen Moltmann, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tübingen, Germany

About the Contributor(s):
Kim Kyoung-Jae is Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Cultural Studies at Han Shin Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea.

Paul S. Chung is Assistant Professor of Lutheran Witness and World Christianity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.

Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556350443
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Series: Princeton Theological Monograph Series
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul S. Chung is Assistant Professor of Lutheran Witness and World Christianity at Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa.Veli-Matti Kärkkäinen is Professor of Systematic Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.Kim Kyoung-Jae is Professor Emeritus in Systematic Theology and Cultural Studies at Han Shin Theological Seminary, Seoul, South Korea.

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Table of Contents


Foreword   John B. Cobb, Jr.     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Introduction   Paul S. Chung     1
Asian Contextual Theology and Minjung Praxis
Christian Theology and Its Participation in the Social Historical Realm   Kim Chai-Choon     17
Is Dialogue between Buddhism and Christianity Possible?-From a Christian Perspective   Kim Chai-Choon     23
Jesus and Ochlos in the Context of His Galilean Ministry   Ahn Byung-Mu     33
Missio Dei and Two Stories in Coalescence   Suh Nam-Dong     51
Minjung Theology for the Ruling Classes   Jurgen Moltmann     69
Minjung and Asian Pentecostals   Koo D. Yun     87
Asian Contextual Theology and Interfaith Diapraxis
A Mapping of Asian Liberative Theology in Quest for the Mystery of God amidst the Minjung Reality and World Religions   Veli-Matti Karkkainen     103
Dietrich Bonhoeffer Seen from Asian Minjung Theology and the Fourth Eye of Socially Engaged Buddhism   Paul S. Chung     127
Christianity and Culture: A Hermeneutic of Mission Theology in an East Asian Context   Kim Kyoung-Jae     147
Pneumatological Perspectives on World Religions: The Cosmic Spirit and Ch'i   Koo D. Yun     165
The Christian Witness toBuddhists   John B. Cobb, Jr.     179
Asian Contextual Theology in Dialogue with Judaism
Why the Talmud Interests Me as a Christian   Friedrich-Wilhelm Marquardt     201
Recent Developments in the Jewish-Christian Relationship in Europe after the Shoah   Andreas Pangritz     217
Jewish and Christian Theology: The Essence of Christian Theology from the Perspective of the Aggadic Tradition of Judaism   Choi In-Sik     227
The Mystery of God and Tao in Jewish-Christian-Taoist Context   Paul S. Chung     243
Asian Contextual Theology in a Multi-Religious Tapestry
Christianity and the Religious World of East Asians: The Principle of Three Religions as One   Chung Dai-Wi     269
A Conception of an Ecological Theology of Spirit and Ch'i   Kim Kyoung-Jae     285
Mission and Inculturation in the Thought of Matteo Ricci   Paul S. Chung     303
The Korean Self-Understanding of God from the Perspective of Donghak and Its Thought of the God Experience   Kim Kyoung-Jae     329
Global Ethic for a New World Order   Hans Kung     337
Epilogue   Craig L. Nessan     349
Contributors     355
Index     359
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