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Story and Song

Kim-Cragg, Hyeran

Story and Song

A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship

Series: American University Studies - Volume 323

Year of Publication: 2012

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2012.VIII, 180 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4331-1897-5 hb.  (Hardcover)
ISBN 978-1-4539-0873-0 (eBook)

Weight: 0.380 kg, 0.838 lbs

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Book synopsis

Story and Song: A Postcolonial Interplay between Christian Education and Worship examines the roles of Scripture and hymnody in a Christian community in the twenty-first century, an era marked by a growing awareness of complex issues and migrating contexts. This work identifies the divisions that have existed between these two disciplines. The postcolonial approach employed here offers insights that uncover the colonial assumptions that led to division rather than integration of worship and Christian education. Furthermore, this book seeks to employ qualitative research methods in studying a Korean-Canadian diasporic congregation and a Korean feminist Christian group. Such research demonstrates how the Gospel Story and the congregation’s stories can be woven together in a particular context, while the Song of Faith can help to build a postcolonial feminist community.
Readers will be equipped to mend the divisions between Christian education and worship, to respond to the needs of non-Western Christian communities, and to attain postcolonial insights. A balanced theoretical work with reflective practical descriptions, this volume will be useful to those who are looking for a text to guide Christian education and worship courses and contribute to the readings of courses in practical theology, postcolonial studies, feminist pedagogies, and feminist liturgies.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

Hyeran Kim-Cragg holds a ThD from Toronto School of Theology in the University of Toronto. She is Lydia Gruchy Professor of Pastoral Theology at St. Andrew’s College, Saskatoon, Canada. She is one of the recipients of the 2011 McGeachy Senior Scholarship of the United Church of Canada. Her recent publications appear in the journals Religious Education and the Ecumenist and as chapters in the books What Young Asian Theologians Are Thinking (2012) and Called to Be the Church: Intercultural Visions (2012).

Reviews

«I hope that Kim-Cragg will continue to invoke decolonizing methods among liturgical and faith formation scholars and practitioners as she has done so succinctly and passionately in this engaging and important work.» (Susan P. Howard, Touchstone 32.3, 2014)

Series

American University Studies. Series 7: Theology and Religion. Vol. 323