Wu, Jackson. Saving God’s Face: A Chinese Contextualization of Salvation through Honor and Shame. Pasadena, CA: WCIUP, 2013.
Theologians have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because the author has lived in East Asia, it dawned on him that this sort of talk about God’s glory, praising Him, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame. When the author looked at most theology and ministry-related books, he found that honor & shame seemed to be treated differently. Anthropologists talked about honor-shame, but theologians largely focused more on legal metaphors.
The author could see both themes in Scripture but couldn’t find help as to how to bring them together. This study was developed in order to address this gap and bring those themes together. In the process, the book integrates subjects from diverse fields, including contextualization theory, Chinese culture, Christ’s atonement, and debates about the New Perspective on Paul.
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