East Asian theological perspectives, as an antidote to Western modes of thinking, can present an alternative hermeneutic to the dualism inherited from Greek philosophy that still prevails in Western theologies. Contemporary theologies (including Asian theologies), heavily influenced by this dualism, are often divided by two macro-paradigms; namely, theo-logos (classical theology) and theo-praxis (liberationist theology).
Heup Young Kim argues for a third way, the Dao paradigm of theology, that can encompass these disparate traditions but also move beyond them into more fruitful theological, scientific, and philosophical areas of reflection.
Offering valuable insights for interreligious dialogue, Kim also addresses a number of subfields of theology including Comparative Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Liberation Theology, and Ecclesiology.
Heup Young Kim is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Kangnam University, South Korea. He is a past president of the Korean Society for Systematic Theology, and a founding member of the International Society for Science and Religion. He has published extensive works in the area of East Asian constructive theology, interreligious dialogue, and religion and science including Wang Yangming and Karl Barth: A Confucian-Christian Dialogue (University Press of America, 1996).
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