In the Spirituality of "TongSungGiDo</I> of the Korean Church
Advance Praise for Female Images of God in Christian Worship
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR
Female Images of God in Christian Worship
“In this volume, MyungSil Kim explores the possibility of recognizing the female dimension of God in Christian worship. She probes the Hebrew scriptures to find traces of the divine female in ancient Israel, in other areas of the ancient Near East, and in Korean history. Kim notes that many of these images appealed to in times of trouble, comforting people who were oppressed and suffering. Therefore she proposes bringing female images of God to the Korean Christian prayer tradition named TongSungGiDo, in which people are able to cry out to God with their deepest feelings, as well as in other worship settings where people pour out their deepest feelings to God. This brilliant interdisciplinary study is a hopeful and faithful contribution to all who seek to renew Christian worship, to hold up women as equal partners with men in relation to God, and to open new ways for people to express their true selves before God. I highly recommend it.”
Ruth Duck, Professor of Worship, Garrett Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois
“In this book, MyungSil Kim suggests that in Christian worship female images of God should be provided for worshipping women who are seeking their identities, their self-grammars in God. Kim’s principal concern is how to reveal God’s wholeness and steadfast love to people. If any language diminishes God’s whole image and our identities, we must consider its use in worship critically....
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