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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Yang, Sunggu
Author's Email Address jysg2@hotmail.com
URN etd-04272015-200406
Title A Pilgrim’s Homiletic: A Comparative Practical Theological Study on Five Socio-Ecclesial Codes of Asian/Korean American Diasporic Protestant Preaching
Degree PhD
Department Religion
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dale P. Andrews Committee Chair
David H. Perkins Committee Member
John S. McClure Committee Member
Paul C.H. Lim Committee Member
  • Pilgrim
  • Protestant
  • Korean American
  • Homiletic
  • Preaching
  • Practical Theology
  • Diaspora
  • Asian American
Date of Defense 2015-03-16
Availability unrestricted
I propose that five socio-ecclesial codes as an integrative homiletic-hermeneutic are essential in rendering Asian/Korean American diasporic Protestant preaching culturally relevant, theologically rich, and communicatively effective: the Wilderness Pilgrimage code, the Diasporic Mission code, the Confucian Egalitarian code, the Buddhist Shamanistic code, and the Pentecostal Liberation code. Adopting John S. McClure’s rhetorical-theological approach to homiletics, I also present style variations of each code that represent different Korean cultural and theological turns in same codes depending on the local preacher’s and the congregation’s theological orientation. At the end, I venture on the construction of a Korean American practical theology (for preaching) and its unique methodological schema based on practical theological topics and issues rising from the analysis of the five codes.
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