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Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love

, 2015
ISBN: 9780802872999
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We live in a time of great racial strife and global conflict. How do we work toward healing, reconciliation, and justice among all people, regardless of race or gender? In Embracing the Other Grace Ji-Sun Kim demonstrates that it is possible only through God’s Spirit.

Working from a feminist Asian perspective, Kim develops a new constructive global pneumatology that works toward gender and racial-ethnic justice. She draws on concepts from Asian and indigenous cultures to reimagine the divine as “Spirit God” who is restoring shalom in the world. Through the power of Spirit God, Kim says, our brokenness is healed and we can truly love and embrace the other.

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Key Features

  • Presents an innovative Asian feminist perspective on God’s Spirit
  • Blends fresh views on sociology, anthropology, political economy, and liberation theology


  • Foreign Women in the Hebrew Bible
  • The Lives of Asian American Immigrant Women
  • Women as the Other: A Postcolonial Perspective
  • Overcoming the Gendered Division of Humanity
  • Spirit God and Shalom Justice
  • The Transformative Spirit of Love

Praise for the Print Edition

Grace Ji-Sun Kim’s book Embracing the Other represents a bold, original, and insightful challenge to prophetically confront the sins of racism and sexism through the life-giving power of the Spirit. This book is an important Korean-American contribution to the spiritual revitalization of North American churches and the struggles against everyday racism and sexism. I highly recommend it.

—Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, Harvard Divinity School

Grace Ji-Sun Kim continues to offer us insightful and original work that makes a difference in both the church and the academy, a rare accomplishment in the scholarly world. This book shows the growing impact of her fresh voice — prophetic, priestly, and practical.

—Dwight N. Hopkins, University of Chicago

In Embracing the Other Kim constructs a theology of Spirit-Chi of love to liberate, empower, and transform the Other, envisioning the postcolonial reality of human liberation, justice, and equality regardless of one’s skin color, culture, religion, and power. The ‘Spirit God’ she adopts here is a radical affirmation of all colonized, marginalized others. This significant, must-read book offers a revitalizing Christian theology of the Spirit in and for our highly racialized and genderized world.

—Namsoon Kang, Brite Divinity School

  • Title: Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love
  • Author: Grace Ji-Sun Kim
  • Series: Prophetic Christianity
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2019
  • Pages: 192
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Women › Religious aspects--Christianity; Sex role › Religious aspects--Christianity; Women › Social conditions; Race discrimination › Religious aspects--Christianity; Racism › Religious aspects--Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9780802872999, 0802872999
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-30T01:28:37Z

Grace Ji-Sun Kim (PhD, St. Michael's College, University of Toronto) is associate professor of theology at Earlham School of Religion. She is author or editor of fifteen books, including Embracing the Other, Christian Doctrines for Global Gender Justice, and Intercultural Ministry. She is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA).

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