CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD Honorable Mention, Interfaith
While Asian traditional spirituality has been researched in recent years, this insightful topic is seriously underrepresented in the North American theological community and Asian-American evangelical churches. That is why Hertig’s contribution is exceptional and outstanding. This volume can be used to generate more conversation on Asian-American Yinist spirituality in the classroom and faith communities and to inspire further research in the larger scholarly community of Asian-American theology. --Eunjin Jeon, Reading Religion, American Academy of Religion
The term yin refers to the feminine energy of Taoism, in contrast to the male yang. Author Hertig coined the word yinist in the 1990s to “name the nameless Asian American feminism.” The yinist spirituality she explores in this book is a novel attempt to lift up and empower the voices of female Asian American voices in Christian ecological theology and to effect their inclusion amid feminist, womanist, and mujerista discourses.
This innovative book is a valuable resource for scholars, churches, and denominational leaders.
Young Lee Hertig is co-founder and executive director of ISAAC (Innovative Space for Asian American Christianity) and AAWOL (Asian American Women on Leadership). An ordained Presbyterian clergy, she has taught courses on spirituality, sustainability, and diversity at Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and United Theological Seminary.