People on the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community.

Citation: 
Ng, David, ed. People on the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community. Judson Press, 1996.
Abstract: 

The different character of Asian North American Christian congregations from mainstream congregations in America stems from their distinct origins and sense of historical tradition even as they seek to integrate with the mainstream American society. Asian North American congregations stress communal membership and responsibilities, and family interdependence in a way markedly absent from more individual-oriented mainstream and evangelical congregations.
“People On the Way: Asian North Americans Discovering Christ, Culture, and Community” edited by David Ng offers insights into the Asian American congregations and their practices through analysis of narratives.
These stories are clustered around the following themes: (1) the Asian North American experience of community, (2) power, authority, and relationships in community, (3) culture, identity, and community, and (4) on the road to community. Sojourners and pioneers are predominant metaphors that characterize these stories which are at the same time markers of identity that finds resonance in biblical narratives of sojourners and pioneers such as Abraham and Isaac. Issues of women’s leadership, indigenization and contextualization, conflict resolution, parenting and youth, mediation between cultures, and relationships with other minority cultures are addressed through stories of experiences by members of Asian American Congregations. As such, the editor characterizes this work as an on-going conversation, and a work in progress.

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