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Struggle to Be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women's Theology
Chung Hyun Kyung electrified the 1991 World Council of Churches Assembly in Canberra with her vivid presentation of Christianity in an Asian context. After describing the historical and social context of Asian women's theology, Chung Hyun Kyung considers the questions with which Asian women are concerned. Who is Jesus for Asian women? Who is Mary for Asian women? What form ...more
Paperback, 146 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Orbis Books
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While the chapter on Mary is worth the price of the book, I found this completely underwhelming despite great expectations. This is clearly a converted dissertation to a book. Despite James Cone saying that it is written "with much passion", I found it to be utterly dispassionate. The author is an Asian woman, but she uses third person pronouns the entire book to describe "Asian women". This results in the book feeling more like an objective, detached newspaper article than a book passionately a ...more
Amazing. Reading it opened my eyes. It deeply questioned patriarchal assumptions of many of my Christian concepts, only to open myself to a wider understanding of my personalrelation to God and my commitment for universal (and concrete) human liberation, also and mainly from male-dominated religions.
Nov 30, 2008 Chloe rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in seeing another side of Christianity that is dominant in Western society
Recommended to Chloe by: T. James Kodera
Really eye-opening book about Christianity for Asian women, struggles specific to Asian women, and the limits to Christianity as a white, patriarchal religion.