This piece concludes the “Conversation” on Ecclesio.com. It has been an honor to be part of the Fall 2013 Ecclesio.com series. Much thanks to Dr. Cynthia Holder Rich for the invite and for being a wonderful dialogue partner. This is reposted here with permission.
Editor’s Note: This week, we discuss Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s 2013 book Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit. Here, Dr. Kim answers a few questions arising from my reading of her book. Continue reading
This is my interview with Dr. Cynthia Holder Rich for Ecclesio.com. It is reposted here with permission.
Editor’s Note: This week, we discuss Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s 2013 book Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit. Here, Dr. Kim answers a few questions arising from my reading of her book.
You discuss the concept of han at some length. You say that “a soul that has experienced han is not amenable to reason and even resists the consolations of faith”. What is the ministry we can offer those who have experienced han? How do we approach the reality of han theologically and ecclesiologically? Continue reading
Excerpt adapted from Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave, 2013)
The gap between the rich and the poor
One of the problems the Western world is facing today is how to live a life so that all of humanity can flourish and not just a select few wealthy people. With so many factors contributing to the deteriorating of the planet and the livelihood of people all around the globe, this question of conscientious living needs to be addressed if there is going to be any justice and equality in this world. Continue reading
Editor’s note: We discuss Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s book Colonialism, Han and the Transformative Spirit this week on ecclesio.com. This review will be followed by an excerpt, and some questions I posed to Dr. Kim.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim has done a great service to scholars and the church through the publication of her new book, Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit (Palgrave 2013). The slim volume addresses many of the key Continue reading
Cynthia Holder Rich is a theologian, researcher, author and pastor. She has served as a parish pastor, a mission co-worker, a seminary professor and administrator, and currently serves in pastoral ministry in Kansas. She has authored three books and her work appears often in peer-reviewed and denominational journals, in print and online.
Cynthia is ordained a Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She holds an MDiv from McCormick Theological Seminary, an MCE from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Theology and Development from the School Continue reading