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I am pleased to announce that my 2 books Holy Spirit, Chi and the Other (Palgrave 2011) & Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice (Palgrave 2015) are now available in paperback.

They are wonderful books which can be used as textbooks, study books and resource books.

Reviews for Holy Spirit Chi and the Other

“Are there correlations between the Holy Spirit of the Christian tradition and the Chi of the Asian traditions? In tackling this huge and complex question Kim boldly and provocatively opens up whole new vistas on pneumatology and shows that in our global age theology can no longer be done from just one, up to now Eurocentric and androcentric, perspective. We are all in Kim’s debt for this enlightening and enriching theological adventure.” – Peter C. Phan, The Ignacio Ellacuria Chair of Catholic Social Thought, Theology Department, Georgetown University

“Any pluralist Christian may draw energy and insight from Kim’s comparative theology of Chi. She offers a spirited strategy, always clear and hopeful, for at once decolonizing our old exclusivism and empowering a fresh and healing planetary cooperation.” – Catherine Keller, Professor of Constructive Theology, Drew Theological School; author of On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process

“The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other is well researched, theologically creative, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural. The book is rich in both content and meaning. Kim’s sophisticated treatment of the Spirit is a welcome addition to the growing literature on Global Theology. This book will be extremely useful for students and scholars in religious studies, theology, and cultural studies. It is a telling testimony to Kim’s intellectual vitality, fine scholarship, and daring originality.” – Akintunde E. Akinade, Visiting Professor of Theology, Georgetown School of Foreign Service, Doha, Qatar

“It is in taking just such a wide angle view of its subject, and doing it with considerable attention to detail, that The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other maps out a rich landscape for further exploration. It will be an excellent resource for students and

teachers, and a very helpful point of departure for scholars in theology, religious studies, and social and cultural criticism.” – Stephen Simmons, Moravian Theological Seminary

“Whether one agrees ultimately with Kim, The Holy Spirit, Chi, and the Other does the hard work of bringing Christian theology into dialogue with Eastern traditions. In an increasingly shrinking global village, Christians can no longer avoid doing theology only with Western resources. Kim provides one model of how this essential work is to be done. May many others take up this important task.” – Amos Yong, J. Rodman Williams Professor of Theology, Regent University School of Divinity

“I highly recommend Kim’s work as a fine piece of the kind of contextual theology we very much need today in the area of the Holy Spirit and Chi, given the widespread awareness and culture of Chi in so many parts of the world, especially in East Asia. She should be complimented on a very promising pioneering work.” – Anselm K. Min, Dean and John D. and Lilian Maguire Distinguished Professor of Religion, The School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

Reviews for Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice

“A highly engaging and informative attempt to sustain theological reflection in a systematic sequence while also honoring very different contexts, including those of the readers. … Christian Doctrines for Global Justice is an invitation to a theological journey where investigations are not for the faint of heart, nor for those whose reflections have no correlation to experience. … this is an imaginative adventure that will birth ever-increasing circles of Christian doctrines for global justice.” (Kendra Weddle Irons, Christian Feminism Today, eewc.com, April, 2016)

“This volume not only gives us fresh and provocative renderings of Christian thought, but shows us why it matters to a world groaning for redemption. To hear the voices of women is, in fact, to hear the voice of the church, and in this volume we hear the voice of the church speaking clearly and relevantly.” – Willie James Jennings, Duke Divinity School, USA

“This creative book pushes the boundaries of theological tradition by placing gender justice at the center of doctrinal reconstruction. It is an invaluable resource for both beginners and more advanced learners in theology.” – Kwok Pui-lan, Episcopal Divinity School, USA

“This book is a tremendous introduction to where the many forms of feminist theologies are today and where Christian theology must move for the future.” – Jeannine Hill Fletcher, Fordham University, USA

“Daggers and Kim expand our sense of Christian doctrine by placing the deep symbols of Christian faith God, Christ, the Spirit, crucifixion, hope, and anthropology in dialogue with the wisdom and suffering of women.” – Wendy Farley, Emory University, USA

“The invaluable contributions of theology re-imagined are a powerful act of Christian doctrinal faithfulness in the truest sense of the Gospel: their words are the hopeful confidence in what is yet to be seen in the global reality of women, girls and our earth.” – Teresa Delgado, Director, Peace and Justice Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Iona College, USA


Table of Contents:

Foreword: Mary McClintock Fulkerson



Notes on Contributors


  1. Jenny Daggers & Grace Ji-Sun Kim– “Surveying the Landscape of Doctrinal Imagining”
  2. Loida I. Martell-Otero – “Who Do You Say that I Am? From Incomprehensible Ousia to Active Presencia: An Evangélica Re-Imagining of the Doctrine of God”
  3. Sigridur Gudmarsdottir -“The Green Cross: the Green Tree and the Oppression of Nature”
  4. Amy Carr– “Divine Grace and the Question of Free Will: A Feminist “Stumbling Block?”
  5. Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo– “Motherhood and The (In)vulnerability of the Imago Dei: Being Human In the Mystical-Political Cloud of Impossibility”
  6. Gina Messina-Dysert– “Mary: Liberated and Liberator”
  7. Grace Ji-Sun Kim– “An Asian American Theology of Hope: Foreign Women and the Reign of God”
  8. Linda E. Thomas– “The Holy Spirit: A Womanist Conjure”
  9. Hilda Koster -“Ecological Evil, Evolution and the Wisdom of God: Re-imagining Redemption for Eco-Feminist Religious Practice in an Age of Global Ecocide”
  10. Elise M. Edwards– “Re-imagining Creation as Creative Activity: Possibilities for Women’s Empowerment through Aesthetic Agency”

Epilogue: Cynthia L. Rigby

***This book is volume 2. The first volume is Reimagining with Christian Doctrines. The 3rd volume, Planetary Solidarity (Fortress Press, 2017) co-edited with Dr. Hilda Koster will be published soon.