A Theology of Dao
- ISBN: 9781626982192
- Published By: Orbis Books
- Published: May 2017
East Asian theological perspectives, as an antidote to Western modes of thinking, can present an alternative hermeneutic to the dualism inherited from Greek philosophy that still prevails in Western theologies. Contemporary theologies (including Asian theologies), heavily influenced by this dualism, are often divided by two macro-paradigms; namely, theo-logos (classical theology) and theo-praxis (liberationist theology). Heup Young Kim argues for a third way, the Dao paradigm of theology, that can encompass these disparate traditions but also move beyond them into more fruitful theological, scientific, and philosophical areas of reflection.
Offering valuable insights for interreligious dialogue, Kim also addresses a number of subfields of theology including Comparative Theology, Christology, Pneumatology, Liberation Theology, and Ecclesiology.