Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity, Hardback Book

Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity Hardback

Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 206 pages, XIV, 206 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Religious issues & debates
  • ISBN: 9781137582140

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