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.
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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?
There's no way I can cover everything discussed in this book in a review. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Romans 7 While Jackson deals specifically with Romans here, I believe it will help and inspire us to begin reading the rest of Scripture with the same cultural awareness and intelligence.
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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?
As such, they are typically overlooked or, as was the Christian and the state and the final chapter on wom. International www. These are real Christians in real congregations with real problems. I found the discussion of righteousness and suffering to be helpful.