LIVING OUT THE GOSPEL II:
ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY-THE LOST COIN
Co-Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity and Fuller Theological Seminary
February 7-8, 2011
Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA)
The second “Living Out the Gospel” symposium will address an important missing dimension in North American Christianity: Asian and Pacific American History. Unless people know where they come from, they will not know who they are and where they are going. Without a shared understanding of the Asian Pacific American (APA) past, there will be no unity in the future of Asian Pacific American Christianity. Finally, in order to construct APA hermeneutical work for the 21st century, locating APA history is critical. Speakers will include Richard J. Mouw, Douglas McConnell, David Yoo, Timothy Tseng, Charlene Jin Lee, Amos Yong, Chandra Mallampalli, Grace Yia-Hei Kao, Eugene Cho, Bo Lim, Esther Chung-Kim, Helen Rhee, Kevin Park, selected authors of Mirrored Reflections (Chloe Sun, Debbie Hearn Gin, & Young Lee Hertig), and Fuller faculty.
This symposium will interrogate the historical amnesia in church and academy regarding Asian Pacific Americans. The following questions will be addressed:
- Why is religion (and Christianity, in particular) missing in Asian Pacific American historical studies?
- Why is Asian Pacific America missing in the histories of American Christianity and Church History?
- Why do evangelicals overlook APA history?
- What explains the use and misuse of social sciences in the study of APA Christian history?
- Why is understanding Asian American history, both the particular and the common, significant in constructing APA hermeneutics and identities?
- What will “the Gospel” look like within a historically informed “living” context of changing Asian American contexts and identities?
- How can church leaders appropriate history in their ministries among the APA community?
Richly hermeneutical and deeply personal, this year’s symposium will be critical and constructive. Come and join us for a feast of AA scholars and pastors!