The Holy Spirit and Ch'i (Qi)

A Chiological Approach to Pneumatology

By Koo Dong Yun

The Holy Spirit and Ch'i (Qi)

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The Holy Spirit and Ch'i (Qi)

A Chiological Approach to Pneumatology

By Koo Dong Yun

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  • ISBN: 9781610971812
  • Pages: 188
  • Publication Date: 3/2/2012
  • Retail Price: $24.00
Web Price: $19.20
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  • ISBN: 9781610971812
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  • Publication Date: 3/2/2012
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About-

This book articulates a contextual pneumatology from a perspective of the Eastern idea of ch'i (ki in Korean). Rather than understanding the Spirit from a Westernized philosophical perspective, this book utilizes East Asian categories rooted in the I Ching and Asian religions in dialogue with such prominent Western theologians as Barth, Pannenberg, Moltmann and Harvey Cox. The result is an exciting interaction between the Bible, traditions of the West, and experiences of the Spirit rooted in East Asia. Yun argues that the formal dimension of the Spirit (sangjeok) is present and active in all cultures and religions while the material dimension of the Spirit (muljeok) is categorically revealed and embodied through the life of Jesus Christ, the event of Pentecost, and Charisms given to the church. In making his case, he mediates a creative balance between countercultural and exclusivist models on the one hand, and pluralistic and anthropocentric models on the other.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Koo Dong Yun's work is simply brilliant and beautiful! It is written by an author who accurately knows both Western and Eastern theology and philosophy. I applaud it sincerely. Yun's work escaped many perils of 'post-colonial' theology and has opened a promising new way to move ahead with a genuinely Korean Christian theological vision. This is an authentic contextual theology rooted in the East Asian soil. Instead of trying to write something 'universal' and 'totalitarian' that stands against the post-modern era, Yun has created something that is really 'chiological' and original. If I teach my seminar here on Asian theology or Pentecostalism again, I will surely make use of this book."
-Harvey Cox
Hollis Research Professor of Divinity
Harvard University

"Although numbers of different kinds of 'contextual' approaches to the theology of the Holy Spirit are emerging at the beginning of the third millennium, Professor Koo D. Yun's constructive 'chiological' pneumatology stands out as distinctive and has the capacity to give leadership and inspiration to many such explorations to come. In this highly creative and constructive work, ancient and contemporary Chinese, Korean, and other East Asian philosophico-religious resources are put into a mutual dialogue with biblical, historical, and systematic Christian theological voices. The end result is a feast of theological, philosophical, and religious insights highlighting the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit through the lens of Ch'i and related Asian ways of conceiving the 'divine spirit/essence.'"
-Veli-Matti Karkkainen
Professor of Systematic Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary

"Constructing a transcultural theology of the third article based on the Spirit and Ch'i (Qi), Dr. Yun's book is a truly astonishing and groundbreaking work, which will establish him as one of his generation's leading Asian theologians. Dr. Yun paves a new way toward hermeneutically configuring an intersection of the Holy Spirit in Judeo-Christian tradition with East Asian philosophy of Taoism and Confucianism through his astute interpretation and extensive knowledge. This book is an original, creative, and extraordinary attempt to conceptualize a new pneumatology in intercultural studies of the Spirit in parallel with my construction of irregular-minjung theology. This is the first full monograph dealing solely with the Holy Spirit and Ch'i written in English by an author who accurately grasps three horizons: 1) the Bible, 2) traditional Western theologies (especially in regard to Karl Barth and Wolfhart Pannenberg), and 3) East Asian philosophy of Ch'i in classic Taoism and Confucianism. Finally, the contextual, irregular pneumatology rooted in the East Asian soil for which we have been waiting with excitement has emerged in this book."
-Paul S. Chung
Associate Professor of Mission and World Christianity
Luther Seminary

"Professor Yun's book represents a groundbreaking work in the study of pneumatology. Just as Jurgen Moltmann broke new ground in early 90s with his holistic and universalistic reinterpretation of the Holy Spirit as 'Spirit of Life,' Dr. Yun's study represents another important breakthrough in the understanding of this important doctrine. Rather than using static categories of Greek substance metaphysics, Dr. Yun demonstrates the extent to which the East Asian worldview of I Ching and its concept of 'Chi' provide a more dynamic and holistic category for understanding the Holy Spirit. Written in creative dialogue with best of the Western tradition, this landmark study represents a fresh, constructive, and original contribution to the field of pneumatology." This book is sure to gain a wide audience from students, scholars, and educated laity alike. I plan on using it as a textbook in my seminary classes."
-David S. Nah
Associate Professor of Theology
Bethel Seminary

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"Koo Dong Yun's work is simply brilliant and beautiful! It is written by an author who accurately knows both Western and Eastern theology and philosophy. I applaud it sincerely."
-Harvey Cox
Hollis Research Professor of Divinity
Harvard University

"Professor Koo D. Yun's constructive 'chiological' pneumatology . . . is a feast of theological, philosophical, and religious insights highlighting the wonderful work of the Holy Spirit through the lens of Ch'i and related Asian ways of conceiving the 'divine spirit/essence.'"
-Veli-Matti Karkkainen
Professor of Systematic Theology
Fuller Theological Seminary
"Finally, the contextual, irregular pneumatology rooted in the East Asian soil for which we have been waiting with excitement has emerged in this book."
-Paul S. Chung
Associate Professor of Mission and World Christianity
Luther Seminary

"Professor Yun's book represents a groundbreaking work in the study of pneumatology . . . Written in creative dialogue with best of the Western tradition, this landmark study represents a fresh, constructive, and original contribution to the field of pneumatology." -David S. Nah
Associate Professor of Theology
Bethel Seminary

Contributors-

Koo Dong Yun

Bio(s)-

Koo Dong Yun is Professor of Systematic Theology at Bethany University in Scotts Valley, California. He is the author of Baptism in the Holy Spirit: An Ecumenical Theology of Spirit Baptism (2003).

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