Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit

Join Carol for an engaging conversation about unjust suffering and oppression with Rev. Dr. Grace Ji-Sun Kim.  Her book “Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit” guides our podcast discussion using the Korean concept of han (unjust suffering) to shed light on our theological understanding of power and its abuse.  Grace Ji-Sun Kim is a Korean-American theologian, professor, blogger, and author.


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2 Responses to “Grace Ji-Sun Kim: Colonialism, Han, and the Transformative Spirit”
  1. Matteo Masiello says:

    I am all for progressive views when it comes to my spiritual jounrey. A comment was made that everyone oppresses as a much as evryone is oppressed. Frankly, this is a bit aburd…as aburd as the doctrine of original sin. For example, orthodox christian thought ultimately says that because we are born as humans, we are sinful. In turn, progressives use similar language when the notion of oppression comes up. I did not ask to be born in the time and place and in the world I am born in. Yet, I am expected to actually solve the world’s problems, both material and existential, due to my supposed participation in “oppressive” systems. Ironically, the beliefs that are the foundations of christian thought, progressive or otherwise, is in itself oppressive. God, or our notion of God in Christianity, is oppressive. The notion of free will is an illusion. Please demonstrate how a slave, to use this metaphor which Christianity utilizes, whether progressive or orthodox, is responsible for the actions and worldview of the master?


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