Introducing Asian American Theologies
By: Jonathan Y. Tan
"Serves as a primer on all things Asian-American-Christian."--Religious Studies Review
"This is an introduction not merely to Asian American theologies but also to Asian American histories, experiences, and hermeneutics. Tan's coverage across the Asian American spectrum--from mainline Protestant to Roman Catholic to evangelical--is rhetorically lucid and analytically sophisticated." --Amos Yong, Regent University School of Divinity
"The community of Christian theologians in the U.S. owes Dr. Tan a profound debt of gratitude for his lucid, concise, and helpful summary of Asian American theology. I most strongly recommend it for any course on contemporary American theologies." ----Peter C. Phan, Georgetown University
This examination of the development of Asian American theologies in North America includes the immigrant experience of Asians from the mid-nineteenth century until the present, the nature of Asian American Christianity, and the themes that appear across traditions and denominations. Tan highlights the contributions of key Asian American theologians and scripture scholars and describes the more distinctive theologies that have developed among the diverse groups of Asian Americans, including Catholics, mainline Protestants, Evangelicals, and Pentecostals. A challenging final chapter presents four areas in which Asian American theologians can work together in the future.
Jonathan Y. Tan is senior lecturer and discipline chair in studies of religion at Australian Catholic University in Sydney. He previously taught at Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH and The Catholic University of America Washington, DC and has served as assistant editor of The New Catholic Encyclopedia and editor of the Proceedings of the Catholic Theological Society of America. He is author of Christian Mission Among the Peoples of Asia.
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