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Peter C. Phan - Author

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Books by Peter C. Phan

Christian Theology in the Age of Migration

Christian Theology in the Age of Migration

Author: Peter C. Phan, Jose Casanova, Valentina Napolitano Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/01/2020

We are living in the Age of Migration and migration has a profound impact on all aspects of society and on religious institutions. While there is significant research on migration in the social sciences, little study has been done to understand the impact of migration on Christianity. This book investigates this important topic and the ramifications for Christian theology and ethics. It begins with anthropological and sociological perspectives on the mutual impact between migration and Christianity, followed by a re-reading of certain events in the Hebrew Scripture, the New Testament, and Church history to highlight the central role of migration in the formation of Israel and Christianity. Then follow attempts to reinterpret in the light of migration the basic Christian beliefs regarding God, Christ, and church. The next part studies how migration raises new issues for Christian ethics such as human dignity and human rights, state rights, social justice and solidarity, and ecological justice. The last part explores what is known as Practical Theology by examining the implications of migration for issues such as liturgy and worship, spirituality, architecture, and education.

Raimon Panikkar

Raimon Panikkar

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2018

Raimon Panikkar: A Companion to his Life and Thought is a guide to the life, work and thought of Raimon Panikkar, a self-professed Buddhist-Christian-Hindu philosopher and theologian. A man of deep and wide learning and an extremely prolific author, Panikkar is equally at home in various religious and cultural traditions and embodies in himself the ideals of intercultural, intrareligious, and interreligious dialogues. This book explicates Panikkar's basic vision of life as the harmonious rhythm of divinity, humanity, and the cosmos, which he terms cosmotheandrism, and shows how it permeates and illumines his articulations of the central Christian doctrines. Given the complexity and difficulty of Panikkar's thought this book is a welcome companion for a course on Panikkar and for a general reader who wishes to understand one of the most profound and orginal thinkers of our time.

The Joy of Religious Pluralism

The Joy of Religious Pluralism

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/03/2017

Christianities in Migration

Christianities in Migration

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/12/2015

This book migrates through continents, regions, nations, and villages, in order to tell the stories of diverse kinds of nomadic dwellers. It departs from Africa, en routes itself toward Asia, Oceania, Europe, and culminates in the Americas, with the territories of Latin America, Canada, and the United States. The volume travels through worn out pathways of migration that continue to be threaded upon today, and theologically reflects on a wide range of migratory aims that result also in diverse forms of indigenization of Christianity. Among the main issues being considered are: How have globalization and migration affected the theological self-understanding of Christianity? In light of globalization and migration, how is the evangelizing mission of Christianity to be understood and carried out? What ecclesiastical reforms if any are required to enable the church to meet present-day challenges?

The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity

The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2011

How do Christians reconcile their belief in one God with the concept of three divine 'persons'? This Companion provides an overview of how the Christian doctrine of the Trinity has been understood and articulated in the last two thousand years. The Trinitarian theologies of key theologians, from the New Testament to the twentieth century, are carefully examined and the doctrine of the Trinity is brought into dialogue with non-Christian religions as well as with other Christian beliefs. Authors from a range of denominational backgrounds explore the importance of Trinitarian thought, locating the Trinity within the wider context of systematic theology. Contemporary theology has seen a widespread revival of the doctrine of the Trinity and this book incorporates the most recent developments in the scholarship.

The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity

The Cambridge Companion to the Trinity

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2011

How do Christians reconcile their belief in one God with the concept of three divine 'persons'? This Companion provides an overview of how the Christian doctrine of the Trinity has been understood and articulated in the last two thousand years. The Trinitarian theologies of key theologians, from the New Testament to the twentieth century, are carefully examined and the doctrine of the Trinity is brought into dialogue with non-Christian religions as well as with other Christian beliefs. Authors from a range of denominational backgrounds explore the importance of Trinitarian thought, locating the Trinity within the wider context of systematic theology. Contemporary theology has seen a widespread revival of the doctrine of the Trinity and this book incorporates the most recent developments in the scholarship.

Christianities in Asia

Christianities in Asia

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/11/2010

Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world s largest and most populous continent. * Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea * Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about * Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures * Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion * Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions

Christianities in Asia

Christianities in Asia

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/11/2010

Christianity in Asia explores the history, development, and current state of Christianity across the world's largest and most populous continent. * Offers detailed coverage of the growth of Christianity within South Asia; among the thousands of islands comprising Southeast Asia; and across countries whose Christian origins were historically linked, including Vietnam, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, and Korea * Brings together a truly international team of contributors, many of whom are natives of the countries they are writing about * Considers the Middle Eastern countries whose Christian roots are deepest, yet have turbulent histories and uncertain futures * Explores the ways in which Christians in Asian countries have received and transformed Christianity into their local or indigenous religion * Shows Christianity to be a vibrant contemporary movement in many Asian countries, despite its comparatively minority status in these regions

Being Religious Interreligiously

Being Religious Interreligiously

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

Christianity with an Asian Face

Christianity with an Asian Face

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Book Release Date: 03/06/2003

Journeys at the Margin

Journeys at the Margin

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/1999

How does the experience of being an immigrant, an ethnic minority person on the margins of society, affect one's way of doing theology? In Journeys at the Margin prominent Asian-American theologians reflect on how being an Asian and a North American has shaped the way they understand the Christian story. Asian Americans, having roots in Asia, do not fully belong either to America or Asia. They find themselves straddling two different world cultures, sharing something of both but belonging entirely to neither. Thus, their marginality can best be understood in terms of their experience of living in-between two cultures, that of the immigrant and that of the dominant group, and being in-both of these cultures-and, ultimately, being in-beyond the two cultures altogether. Coming from different parts of the Far East and nourished by diverse Christian traditions, the contributors to Journeys at the Margin bring to their work richly divergent perspectives, resources, and methods. More than an anthology of personal stories, this collection of essays develops the emerging theological themes (including the contributors' visions of a new America) out of their experience. What binds these highly varied essays is their authors' common journeys at the margin. As the United States becomes increasingly multiethnic and multicultural at the threshold of a new millennium, Journeys at the Margin offers useful suggestions on how to meet the challenge of cultural diversity in both Church and society. Articles and their contributors are An Asian-American Theology: Believing and Thinking at the Boundaries, by Peter C. Phan; Five Stages Toward Christian Theology in the Multicultural World, by Choan-Seng Song; A Life In-Between: A Korean-American Journey, by Jung Young Lee; The House of Self, by Julia Ching; A Japanese-American Pilgrimage: Theological Reflections, by Paul M. Nagano; A Path of Concentric Circles: Toward an Autobiographical Theology of Community, by David Ng; `But Who Do You Say That I Am?' (Matt 16:15): A Churched Korean American Woman's Autobiographical Inquiry, by Jung Ha Kim; Betwixt and Between: Doing Theology with Memory and Imagination, by Peter C. Phan; From Autobiography to Fellowship of Others: Reflections on Doing Ethnic Theology Today, by Anselm Kyongsuk Min; and Church and Theology: My Theological Journey, by Andrew Sung Park.

Vietnamese-American Catholics

Vietnamese-American Catholics

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/1998

This book is the first in Paulist Press's new Pastoral Spirituality series, which puts practical information at the fingertips of all who engage in pastoral ministry a way to better understand, appreciate, and thereby minister to the new immigrant groups that have changed the face of American Catholicism. This first volume explores the religious and cultural traditions of Vietnamese-American Catholics. Peter Phan distills in eight chapters essential information: the history of Christianity in Vietnam, the conditions of Vietnamese Catholics in America, their customs and feasts, the challenges facing Vietnamese Catholics and suggestions on how to meet them. Pastoral strategies for assisting Vietnamese-American Catholics in becoming more active members of the Church are included, as are photographs and maps. Highlights: --first in a promising series of books --no other book like this on the market --concise, information packed, but easy to read --perfect for pastoral leaders and all who minister to Vietnamese Catholic and --Vietnamese-American youth who do not know their culture and history well

Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religious Experience

Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religious Experience

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/08/1994

The contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which religious experience is shaped by the new ethnic, national, and global contexts. Contents: Ethnicity and Nationality as Contexts for Religious Experience; 'Love the Stranger; Remember when you were Strangers in Egypt'; The Historical Relativity of Jesus' Experience of God; One Woman's Body: Repression and Expression in the Passio Perpetuae; Method in the Cur Deus Scandal: Shaking the Foundations?; Toward an Understanding of Prejudice: Contributions from Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Narrative; Ethnicity and Religious Experience in the Social Ethics of Gibson Winter; Philippine National Sovereignty and the U.S. Bases: An Ethical Analysis Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching; Parallels in Cultural and Individual Development; No Generic Spirituality: Ethnicity and the Spiritual Journey; Woman as Mediator of the Divine: Sor Juana's Celebration of Mary; Popular Religiosity and Sacramentality: Learning from Hispanics a Deeper Sense of Symbol, Ritual, and Sacrament; Ethnicity, Experience and Theology: An Asian Liberation Perspective; The Death of National Symbols: Roman Catholicism in Quebec; Being Church Today: Reflections on the Journey of the Church in Holland. Co-published with the College Theology Society.

Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religious Experience

Ethnicity, Nationality, and Religious Experience

Author: Peter C. Phan Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/08/1994

The contributors to this volume investigate the ways in which religious experience is shaped by the new ethnic, national, and global contexts. Contents: Ethnicity and Nationality as Contexts for Religious Experience; Love the Stranger; Remember when you were Strangers in Egypt ; The Historical Relativity of Jesus' Experience of God; One Woman's Body: Repression and Expression in the Passio Perpetuae; Method in the Cur Deus Scandal: Shaking the Foundations?; Toward an Understanding of Prejudice: Contributions from Paul Ricoeur's Theory of Narrative; Ethnicity and Religious Experience in the Social Ethics of Gibson Winter; Philippine National Sovereignty and the U.S. Bases: An Ethical Analysis Rooted in Catholic Social Teaching; Parallels in Cultural and Individual Development; No Generic Spirituality: Ethnicity and the Spiritual Journey; Woman as Mediator of the Divine: Sor Juana's Celebration of Mary; Popular Religiosity and Sacramentality: Learning from Hispanics a Deeper Sense of Symbol, Ritual, and Sacrament; Ethnicity, Experience and Theology: An Asian Liberation Perspective; The Death of National Symbols: Roman Catholicism in Quebec; Being Church Today: Reflections on the Journey of the Church in Holland. Co-published with the College Theology Society.