Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity Hardback
Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora series
In this book, Julius-Kei Kato lets the theories and experiences of Asian American hybridity converse with and bear upon some aspects of Christian biblical and theological language.
Hybridity has become a key feature of today's globalized world and is, of course, a key concept in postcolonial thought.
However, despite its crucial importance, hybridity is rarely used as a paradigm through which to analyze and evaluate the influential concepts and teachings that make up religious language.
This book fills a lacuna by discussing what the concept of hybridity challenges and resists, what over-simplifications it has the power to complicate, and what forgotten or overlooked strands in religious tradition it endeavors to recover and reemphasize.
Shifting seamlessly between biblical, theological, and modern, real-world case studies, Kato shows how hybridity permeates and can illuminate religious phenomena as lived and believed.
The ultimate goal of the move toward an embrace of hybridity is a further dissolution of the thick wall separating ideas of "us" and "them." In this book, Kato suggests the possibility of a world in which what one typically considers the "other" is increasingly recognized within oneself.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 206 pages, XIV, 206 p.
- Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
- Publication Date: 11/08/2016
- Category: Religious issues & debates
- ISBN: 9781137582140
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