Karl Barth, Contextuality, and the Asian American Context
This dissertation is a constructive and integrative proposal for a theological method that addresses the Asian American context using the resources, convictions, and trajectory of Karl Barth's theology. Past and contemporary Asian American theologies have suffered from disconnection from churches and ministries in Asian American contexts. These theologies share their basic methodological presuppositions with various expressions of liberation theology. This project reimagines a methodological basis for theology in the Asian American context by learning from Barth. More specifically, my thesis is that Barth's way of engaging the context–composed of his actualism, christocentric doctrine of election, and threefold doctrine of reconciliation–serves as a fruitful resource for constructive theology in the Asian American context and offers an alternative to postcolonial trajectories.
Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD in Theology)
Karl Barth, Asian American theology, Doctrinal Theology, Asian Americans, Ethnic identity, Liberation theology
Missions and World Christianity