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Religious Language and Asian American Hybridity (Hardcover) (Julius-kei Kato)

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In this book, Julius-Kei Kato lets the theories and experiences of Asian American hybridity converse with and bear upon some aspects of Christian biblical and theological language. Hybridity has become a key feature of today’s globalized world and is, of course, a key concept in postcolonial thought. However, despite its crucial importance, hybridity is rarely used as a paradigm through which to analyze and evaluate the influential concepts and teachings that make up religious language. This book fills a lacuna by discussing what the concept of hybridity challenges and resists, what over-simplifications it has the power to complicate, and what forgotten or overlooked strands in religious tradition it endeavors to recover and reemphasize. Shifting seamlessly between biblical, theological, and modern, real-world case studies, Kato shows how hybridity permeates and can illuminate religious phenomena as lived and believed. The ultimate goal of the move toward an embrace of hybridity is a further dissolution of the thick wall separating ideas of "us" and "them." In this book, Kato suggests the possibility of a world in which what one typically considers the "other" is increasingly recognized within oneself.
Number of Pages: 206
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Series Title: Asian Christianity in the Diaspora
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Julius-kei Kato
Language: English
Street Date: September 11, 2016
TCIN: 51532193
UPC: 9781137582140
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-7435

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