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Wrestling with God in Context: Revisiting the Theology and Social Vision of Shoki Coe

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M. P. Joseph (Author) Po Ho Huang (Author) Victor Hsu (Author)
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Shoki Coe was among the first to speak of "contextualization" in theology. Coe argued that theology is not a reiteration of past formulas or doctrines but a response to the self-disclosing initiative of the living God in history and human experience. Yet he remains little known outside his native Taiwan. Wresting with God in Context introduces Coe's work and social vision and evaluates his contributions to the field of missiology and ecclesiology. Eager to offer a creative and critical witness to Christian faith, Coe worked tirelessly to liberate theology from its Western captivity and shaped a generation of theological reflection on God, culture, and history. For thousands of students and church members around the world, Shoki Coe was the spiritual father that guided their contextual theological pursuit to the living reality of God. In order to reflect on his legacy, the chapters in this volume—including original essays from Stephen Bevans, Dwight Hopkins, and Enrique Dussel—tackle the critical, methodological issues related to doing theology, reading the Scriptures, and being the church.

ISBN: 
9781506445809
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$89.00
ISBN: 
9781506445816
Price: 
$83.99
Release date: 
December 1, 2018
Pages: 
500
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

This is a treasure chest of precious insights into the Asian reality, perceived as a divinely inspired context for Asian Christians to theologize

This is a treasure chest of precious insights into the Asian reality, perceived as a divinely inspired context for Asian Christians to theologize—that is, to interpret the word revealed in the Scriptures and experienced in Christ Jesus. It is certainly not a dull, uniform work of a differently worded consensus of opinions. Rather, the various positions taken by the authors are complementary in some cases and critically corrective in others. It is a library that young theology students in Asia should consult.

Aloysius Pieris, SJ | Director of Tulana Research Center for Encounter and Dialogue, Sri Lanka

What a pleasure to read this wonderful tribute to Shoki Coe

What a pleasure to read this wonderful tribute to Shoki Coe, a true and faithful innovator who theologians of every faith continue to benefit from. I am profoundly grateful to Rev. Coe and theologians like him as they were instrumental in providing tools for me to mine my own tradition and create a Jewish theology of liberation that flourishes today in the renewed engagement of Jews of Conscience with our own indigenous prophetic tradition

Marc H. Ellis | author of "Toward a Jewish Theology of Liberation"

The authors of this book have demonstrated their continuous commitment to Coe’s call in response to our immediate contexts

For over half a century now, Asian theologians have been struggling with ploughing Asian soil and planting theology in the Asian context. It has proven to be a task not easily said or done. Shoki Coe issued the prophetic call; there is no turning back for any theologians who are serious about God’s revelation in the here and now. The authors of this book have demonstrated their continuous commitment to Coe’s call in response to our immediate contexts—the challenging resurgence of extremisms, bigotry, and ethnic, religious, and sexual discrimination.

Angela Wai Ching Wong | Executive Vice President of the United Board of Christian Higher Education, Hong Kong