Embodied Cross

Intercontextual Reading of Theologia Crucis

By Arata Miyamoto

Embodied Cross

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  • Publication Date: 7/1/2010
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Embodied Cross

Intercontextual Reading of Theologia Crucis

By Arata Miyamoto

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608991495
  • Pages: 166
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2010
  • Retail Price: $21.00
Web Price: $16.80
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781608991495
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 7/1/2010
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About-

The cross carries the polar memories of history. One memory is the terrible violence imposed on Jesus, and the other is the memory of faith in the midst of the deepest abyss in human history. A theology of the cross contextualizes the dangerous combination of these memories in the present reality of life and death. A theology of the cross is thoroughly preoccupied with the agency of God, but not in a way that deals with the systematic apologetics of the knowledge of God. It deals with the knowledge of God before it becomes knowledge. It is the matter of the living and dying of our life. This book explores theologians of the cross in a global flow and proposes an intercontextual perspective of theology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Mayimoto's work continues with creative strength and powerful relevance the original contribution of Kazoh Kitamori in his book The Theology of the Pain of God . . . Mayimoto's work provides not only a careful understanding of Luther, but a provocative and intellectually acute retrieval of Luther's contributions for our present theological reflection from a Japanese perspective."
--Jose D. Rodriguez
Augustana Heritage Chair of Global Mission and World Christianity
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

"Arata Miyamoto's Embodied Cross is the finest and most concrete example I know of for moving beyond prescriptions that Asian and other contextual theologies should move beyond the limits of Western theological categories. This is a profound book of constructive Christian theology that only a Japanese could have written, and it enriches the entire world."
--William R. Burrows
Research Professor of Missiology
New York Theological Seminary, Center for World Christianity

"Embodied Cross proposes an intercontextual reading of the Theologia Crucis . . . This book is a must read for those who are interested in understanding a fresh and different meaning of the Christian narrative in intercultural setting, grounded par excellence in East Asian theological imagination."
--Paul S. Chung
Associate Professor of Mission and World Christianity
Luther Seminary, St. Paul, Minnesota

"A fascinating example of intercontextual reading. Readers will be thrilled to see Luther's theology of the cross unfold into a creative interaction with modern Christian theologians and Buddhist philosophers from different contexts. Miyamoto deftly weaves the historically contingent event of Jesus Christ and the divine embrace of cosmic dukkha together into a Trinitarian expression of solidarity with human suffering that extends beyond the realm of Christianity."
--Anri Morimoto
Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion
International Christian University

"Embodied Cross is a commendable work of carrying contextual theologies to an intercontextual challenge . . . This is a work that explores uncharted territories with insightfulness and a theological disposition to meet difference as difference in a 'third place.' The book is a momentous contribution to studies of Lutheran theology in a global context."
--Vitor Westhelle
Professor of Systematic Theology
Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago

Contributors-

Arata Miyamoto

Bio(s)-

Arata Miyamoto graduated from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. He is currently a pastor in the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Hakata Church.

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