Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith

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Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land is one of the first books to address ministry in Korean American contexts and the first from the highly regarded Valparaiso Project to explore how faith practices work differently in a racial ethnic community. The groundbreaking work identifies eight key practices of the Korean American culture: keeping the Sabbath, singing, fervent prayer, resourcing the life cycle, bearing wisdom, living as an oppressed minority, fasting, and nurturing.

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Overview

Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land is one of the first books to address ministry in Korean American contexts and the first from the highly regarded Valparaiso Project to explore how faith practices work differently in a racial ethnic community. The groundbreaking work identifies eight key practices of the Korean American culture: keeping the Sabbath, singing, fervent prayer, resourcing the life cycle, bearing wisdom, living as an oppressed minority, fasting, and nurturing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664228781
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Pages: 140
  • Sales rank: 350,005
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Su Yon Pak is Associate Professor of Integrative and Field Based Education at Union Theological Seminary in New York City.

Unzu Lee is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She served as Coordinator for Women's Advocacy in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from 1994 to 2000. She is currently working with the Presbyterian Women national office.

Jung Ha Kim is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and coauthor of Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith. She devotes much of her time to serving the Asian American Community Center in Atlanta.

Myung Ji Cho is an ordained United Methodist minister. She serves the English Language Ministry (ELM) at the Korean American United Methodist congregation.

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Table of Contents

1 A social history of the Korean American church in the United States 1
2 This is the day : the practice of keeping the sabbath 17
3 Let everything that has breath, sing! : the practice of singing the faith 25
4 Fervent prayer : the practice of praying together 35
5 Resourcing the life circle : the practice of re-membering the generations before 45
6 Bearing wisdom : the practice of shaping the generations ahead 57
7 Gathering at the well : the practice of building community 67
8 Thy will be done : the practice of piety 75
9 "Ricing" community : the practice of hospitality 87
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