In A Transformative interpreting of the Bible Yung Suk Kim increases severe questions about human transformation in bible study. what's transformation? How are we reworked after we learn biblical tales? Are all transformative elements both legitimate? what sort of relationships exists among self, neighbor, and God if transformation is all for those 3? Who or what's being replaced, or who or what are we altering? What measure of switch may be thought of “transformative”?
Kim explores a dynamic, cyclical means of human transformation and argues that fit transformation consists of 3 sorts of transformation: psycho-theological, ontological-theological, and political-theological transformation. With insights received from phenomenological stories, political theology, and psychotheology, Kim proposes a brand new version for a way to learn the Bible transformatively, as he dares to learn Hannah, Psalm thirteen, the Gospel of Mark, and Paul as tales of transformation. the writer invitations Christian readers, theological educators, and students to reexamine the belief of transformation and to interact biblical tales from the viewpoint of holistic human transformation.
“This e-book bargains an extraordinary contribution. Many biblical students dabble in theology or spirituality, yet Yung Suk Kim units forth a holistic realizing of human transformation in addition to a sequence of concentrated experiences that embrace his process in enlightening ways.”
—Greg Carey, Professor of latest testomony, Lancaster Theological Seminary
“Transformation has turn into a buzzword in Christian discourse. we're definite we're in desire of it, yet we're not altogether definite what ‘it’ is. Yung Suk Kim not just supplies transparent content material to the frequent time period, he exhibits us how an ingenious analyzing of the Bible may be an software of optimistic transformation.”
—David Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School
“A Transformative examining of the Bible is an insightful and fascinating interdisciplinary learn approximately human transformation conception and the way it could actually give a contribution to biblical interpretation. precise transformation is round and perpetual and affects each point of one’s life. Kim’s holistic method considers the complexity of human event. This little-but-impactful publication will be learn through biblical students, graduate scholars, and an individual drawn to a transformative method of studying Scripture.”
—Mitzi J. Smith, affiliate Professor of recent testomony and Early Christian stories, Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit Center
Yung Suk Kim is affiliate Professor of recent testomony on the Samuel DeWitt Proctor university of Theology, Virginia Union college in Richmond. Kim is the writer of 3 books: Christ’s physique in Corinth (2008); A Theological creation to Paul’s Letters (2011); and Biblical Interpretation (2012). Kim is editor of the magazine of Bible and Human Transformation.