Singing the Lord's Song in a New Land: Korean American Practices of Faith


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by Su Yon Pak, Unzu Lee, and others. Westminster John Knox Press, 2005.

Building on the groundbreaking work of the Valparaiso Project’s resource, Practicing Our Faith (Bass, Dorothy C., Editor. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1997, 2010.), this book identifies key faith practices of Korean Americans. Beginning with a history of the Korean American Church, eight practices are discussed: Keeping the Sabbath, Praying Together, Re-membering the Generations before, Sharing the Generations ahead, Building community, Piety, and Hospitality. Co-authors Su Yon Pak, Union Theological Seminary; Unzu Lee, Presbyterian Women; Jung Ha Kim, Georgia State University; and Myung Ji Cho, United Methodist pastor, also provide extensive endnotes and resource lists covering topics such as: Theology and Religion in Korean/Asian America; Korean Asian American Women, Theology, and Religion; Korean/Asian American Experience and History; and Gender in Korean/Asian America. While the emphasis is on the Korean American Church, the focus on practices of faith will help religious communities of any culture understand the challenges and patterns that shape their Christian life.

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