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By Yung Suk Kim

In A Transformative examining of the Bible Yung Suk Kim increases serious questions on human transformation in bible study. what's transformation? How are we remodeled once we learn biblical tales? Are all transformative elements both legitimate? what sort of relationships exists among self, neighbor, and God if transformation is fascinated with those 3? Who or what's being replaced, or who or what are we altering? What measure of swap will be thought of “transformative”?

Kim explores a dynamic, cyclical technique of human transformation and argues that fit transformation contains 3 different types of transformation: psycho-theological, ontological-theological, and political-theological transformation. With insights won from phenomenological stories, political theology, and psychotheology, Kim proposes a brand new version for the 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 publication bargains a unprecedented contribution. Many biblical students dabble in theology or spirituality, yet Yung Suk Kim units forth a holistic figuring out of human transformation besides a chain of targeted reviews that include his process in enlightening ways.”
—Greg Carey, Professor of recent testomony, Lancaster Theological Seminary

“Transformation has develop into a buzzword in Christian discourse. we're definite we're in desire of it, yet we're not altogether convinced what ‘it’ is. Yung Suk Kim not just provides transparent content material to the favourite time period, he indicates us how an imaginitive interpreting 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 examine approximately human transformation idea and the way it may possibly give a contribution to biblical interpretation. real transformation is round and perpetual and affects each element of one’s life. Kim’s holistic method considers the complexity of human event. This little-but-impactful ebook might be learn by means of biblical students, graduate scholars, and a person attracted to a transformative method of interpreting Scripture.”
—Mitzi J. Smith, affiliate Professor of latest testomony and Early Christian experiences, 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.

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