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By Yung Suk Kim

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

Kim explores a dynamic, cyclical strategy of human transformation and argues that fit transformation contains 3 types of transformation: psycho-theological, ontological-theological, and political-theological transformation. With insights won from phenomenological reviews, 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 assumption of transformation and to interact biblical tales from the viewpoint of holistic human transformation.

“This ebook bargains an extraordinary contribution. Many biblical students dabble in theology or spirituality, yet Yung Suk Kim units forth a holistic figuring out of human transformation in addition to a chain of targeted reports that embrace his strategy in enlightening ways.”
—Greg Carey, Professor of latest testomony, Lancaster Theological Seminary

“Transformation has develop into a buzzword in Christian discourse. we're yes we're in want of it, yet we're not altogether definite what ‘it’ is. Yung Suk Kim not just supplies transparent content material to the time-honored time period, he indicates us how an resourceful studying of the Bible could be an tool of confident transformation.”
—David Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School

“A Transformative examining of the Bible is an insightful and interesting interdisciplinary examine approximately human transformation conception and the way it might give a contribution to biblical interpretation. actual transformation is round and perpetual and affects each point of one’s life. Kim’s holistic procedure considers the complexity of human event. This little-but-impactful booklet could be learn by means of biblical students, graduate scholars, and someone drawn to a transformative method of studying Scripture.”
—Mitzi J. Smith, affiliate Professor of latest testomony and Early Christian reviews, Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit Center

Yung Suk Kim is affiliate Professor of recent testomony on the Samuel DeWitt Proctor college 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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