ChinaSource | Reading Romans through Eastern EyesCombining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In addition, he adds his voice to the scholarship engaging the values of honor and shame in particular and their influence on biblical interpretation. As readers, we bring our own cultural fluencies and values to the text. Our biases and backgrounds influence what we observe—and what we overlook. This book helps us consider ways we sometimes miss valuable insights because of widespread cultural blind spots. In Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes , Jackson demonstrates how paying attention to East Asian culture provides a helpful lens for interpreting Paul's most complex letter.
Reading Romans in the Context of Second Temple Judaism
Rating details. I was excited to read W. Teri K, Reviewer! The lens through which he reinterprets should be considered legitimate and ought to be taken seriously.Need help signing in. Read an Excerpt. There's conttext way I can cover everything discussed in this book in a review. Giving this one: 5 stars?
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Christianity is a Western religion. We Chinese have our own traditions. I have heard this type of response countless times from Chinese strangers and friends when I share the gospel and about my Christian faith with them. I have often walked away from such conversations mentally rehashing what I could have said differently. How could I have explained and better connected Scripture to the context? Did I miss some cultural cue?
There's an introduction as well as an overview of the Second Temple Period and the writings it produced. Well researched and yet accessibly written, Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes is a useful and reliable resource for anyone interested in journeying into Romans by way of a culture closer to the apostle's own than that shared by many of us in the West today? With Romans being one of my favorite books of the bible I couldn't wait conyext read deview book. Overall I found it readable; the articles were short, structured logically and well-explained.
That being said Reading Romans in Context is not for the newer believer wanting to learn more. Chugging through this dry book wasn't as enlightening as the authors presented it. This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived. Faith in the Filial Christ Romans 5-6 8.Reading Romans with Eastern Eyes is an impressive book that goes a long way in answering these universal questions. The word "Only", being thrown into sentences and paragraphs at odd intervals throughout the book Literally. Christoformity was the answer to division within the congregations at Rome. How It Works.
I was eager to read this one to learn more. They might experience that supernatural peace and unity that Jesus promised his people. How could I have explained and better connected Scripture to the context. By looking at Second Temple Jewish literature like the Apocrypha, Dead Sea Scr!