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The Wounded Heart of God: The Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Doctrine of Sin
Traditional doctrines of sin and salvation center primarily on the moral agency of the sinner. Andrew Sung Park addresses the relational consequence of sin--the pervasive reality of victims' suffering and the scar from the sins of others who have wronged them. He asserts that one cannot grasp the full meaning of the sin and guilt of siners until one has looked at the conce ...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by Abingdon Press
(first published 1991)
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The Wounded Heart of God is Dr. Andrew Sung Park's first seminal work (1991) on challenging and expanding traditional Christian doctrines--specifically in this case, the Doctrine of Hamartiology (Sin)--with the concept of Han (or Haan). Park is extremely critical of the West's (especially, post-Reformation/Enlightenment's) historically individualistic and sinner-centric assessment of sin, repentance, forgiveness, and reconciliation. The fundamental problem Park has is that the perspective of the ...more
Andrew Sung Park is a Korean American Methodist theologian. Park teaches at United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio. He specializes in systematic theology, global theology, cross-cultural theology, Asian American liberation theology, Christian mysticism, and the relationship between religion and science. He has expanded the theology of emotional pain by exploring the Korean concept of han.More about Andrew Sung Park...