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Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity

Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity

by Julius-Kei Kato
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Publication Date: 08/09/2016
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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.
ISBN:
9781137582140
9781137582140
Category:
Christian theology
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
08-09-2016
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
206
Dimensions (mm):
210x148x18mm
Weight:
3.9kg

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