“Within church history, Western theologians have tried to present Christian theology as pure, pristine, and unaltered, as if Christian theology has had no outside influence from other religions, societies, cultures, or values. Most modern scholars have accepted the reality that Christian theology emerged and developed within the Greco-Roman cultural hegemony and thus was heavily influenced by its philosophy, thought, practices, and understandings. Had Christian theology emerged elsewhere, perhaps in the East, our Continue reading
This is an excerpt from the preface of my first book, The Grace of Sophia.
“In this book I develop a Christology using Korean and Christian understandings of wisdom, which I believe will be liberative for Korean North American women who have suffered just for being who we are. I am a Korean North American woman who immigrated to Canada at the age of five.
My parents left the material, social, and family comforts of Korea in search of a better place to raise their children. However, Canada was not what they had dreamt it would be. In Canada, our family experienced a constant lack of money and material goods. I could not understand why we Continue reading