By Yung Suk Kim

In A Transformative interpreting of the Bible Yung Suk Kim increases serious questions about human transformation in religious study. what's transformation? How are we remodeled after we learn biblical tales? Are all transformative facets both legitimate? what sort of relationships exists among self, neighbor, and God if transformation is desirous about those 3? Who or what's being replaced, or who or what are we altering? What measure of switch should be thought of “transformative”?

Kim explores a dynamic, cyclical means of human transformation and argues that fit transformation includes 3 forms of transformation: psycho-theological, ontological-theological, and political-theological transformation. With insights received from phenomenological reviews, political theology, and psychotheology, Kim proposes a brand new version for a way to learn the Bible transformatively, as he dares to learn Hannah, Psalm thirteen, the Gospel of Mark, and Paul as tales of transformation. the writer invitations Christian readers, theological educators, and students to reexamine the assumption of transformation and to have interaction biblical tales from the viewpoint of holistic human transformation.

“This publication bargains a unprecedented contribution. Many biblical students dabble in theology or spirituality, yet Yung Suk Kim units forth a holistic figuring out of human transformation in addition to a chain of centred reports that include his method in enlightening ways.”
—Greg Carey, Professor of latest testomony, Lancaster Theological Seminary

“Transformation has turn into a buzzword in Christian discourse. we're convinced we're in prefer of it, yet we're not altogether yes what ‘it’ is. Yung Suk Kim not just offers transparent content material to the typical time period, he indicates us how an inventive studying of the Bible might be an device of optimistic transformation.”
—David Bartlett, Professor Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary and Yale Divinity School

“A Transformative analyzing of the Bible is an insightful and fascinating interdisciplinary research approximately human transformation idea and the way it may give a contribution to biblical interpretation. precise transformation is round and perpetual and affects each point of one’s lifestyles. Kim’s holistic process considers the complexity of human event. This little-but-impactful publication might be learn by way of biblical students, graduate scholars, and someone attracted to a transformative method of studying Scripture.”
—Mitzi J. Smith, affiliate Professor of latest testomony and Early Christian reports, Ashland Theological Seminary, Detroit Center

Yung Suk Kim is affiliate Professor of recent testomony on the Samuel DeWitt Proctor institution of Theology, Virginia Union college in Richmond. Kim is the writer of 3 books: Christ’s physique in Corinth (2008); A Theological creation to Paul’s Letters (2011); and Biblical Interpretation (2012). Kim is editor of the magazine of Bible and Human Transformation.

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