A Transformative Reading of the Bible
Explorations of Holistic Human Transformation
Imprint: Cascade Books
"This book offers a rare contribution. Many biblical scholars dabble in theology or spirituality, but Yung Suk Kim sets forth a holistic understanding of human transformation along with a series of focused studies that embody his approach in enlightening ways."
--Greg Carey, Professor of New Testament, Lancaster Theological Seminary
"Transformation has become a buzzword in Christian discourse. We are sure we are in favor of it, but we are not altogether sure what 'it' is. Yung Suk Kim not only gives clear content to the familiar term, he shows us how an imaginative reading of the Bible can be an instrument of positive transformation."
--David Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School
"A Transformative Reading of the Bible is an insightful and intriguing interdisciplinary study about human transformation theory and how it can contribute to biblical interpretation. True transformation is circular and perpetual and impacts every aspect of one's existence. Kim's holistic approach considers the complexity of human experience. This little-but-impactful book should be read by biblical scholars, graduate students, and anyone interested in a transformative approach to reading Scripture."
--Mitzi J. Smith, Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Studies, Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit Center