By Sunggu Yang
In this publication Sunggu Yang proposes 5 socio-ecclesial codes as certain religion basics of Korean American Christianity. Drawing from rigorous examine and years of ecclesial event, Yang names the codes as follows: the wasteland Pilgrimage code, the Diasporic venture Code, the Confucian Egalitarian code, the Buddhist Shamanistic code, and the Pentecostal Liberation code. those 5 codes, he asserts, aid Korean american citizens maintain their lives, tradition, religion, and evangelical undertaking as extraterrestrial beings or “pilgrims” within the American “wilderness.” Yang outlines how his 5 proposed codes function liberative and prophetic mechanisms of religion wherein Korean americans can give a contribution to racial concord and cultural range in North the US. during this experience, Korean American Christianity—its theology and spirituality—works not just on behalf of Korean americans, but additionally for the sake of all american citizens. Yang exhibits how the Korean American pulpit is the locus the place those 5 codes look such a lot vividly.
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Extra resources for Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas
In the chapters that follow, we will explore how the unique Asian American social experience and socio-ecclesial issues have shaped the faith constructs or faith fundamentals of the Korean American protestant evangelical community. , preaching). We begin with the first fundamental code—the Wilderness Pilgrimage code. CHAPTER 2 The Wilderness Pilgrimage Code [Christians] live each in [their] native land[s] but as though they were not really at home there. They share in all duties as citizens and suffer all hardships as strangers.
Dyas, Pilgrimage, 21. Wayne A. Meeks along with Rudolf Bultmann finds the double motif of “descent and ascent” crucial in understanding the life and theology of Jesus in John. He interprets Jesus in John as an “alien” to the world, because Jesus appears as a temporary and strange resident coming down “from heaven,” which is an unknown place to the worldly people, yet soon leaving for the same place again. For Meeks, Jesus is “the Stranger par excellence,” which in Dyas’s perception of Jesus can be easily translated as the pilgrim.
Chung articulates seven theological characteristics of Asian American women’s spirituality or spiritual foci. She notes that this spirituality is:14 13 Hyun Kyung Chung’s Struggle to Be the Sun Again: Introducing Asian Women’s Theology (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1990), 53–73. , 91–96. KEY SOCIO-ECCLESIAL THEMES ARISING IN THE ASIAN AMERICAN... 7 • concrete and total: concrete reality considered. Total life of body and soul; • creative and flexible: creative and flexible in breaking patriarchal structures.
Evangelical Pilgrims from the East: Faith Fundamentals of Korean American Protestant Diasporas by Sunggu Yang