By Yong-sung Ahn

Via a cultural research of hegemonic (post)colonial family members, which represent either the narrative global of Luke and the author’s personal examining context —Korea— this research examines how Luke’s ardour Narrative (19:45-23:56) constructs the space-time of the Reign of God either in contest to and in compliance with that of the Roman Empire. the writer argues that Luke’s colonial kinfolk profoundly complicate the Gospel’s theological views. by way of contesting the verified yet anachronistic dichotomies of politics vs. faith, this international vs. the opposite, and through addressing scholarly overlook of the colonial collaboration among the Jerusalem management and Rome, this venture seeks a holistic approach of examining Luke. Ahn’s e-book might be conceived because the first section of a bigger venture at the postcolonial interpretation of Luke-Acts in a self-conscious East Asian point of view. Seminary scholars and students, either biblical and East Asian, will locate this e-book beneficial.

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I have also examined the Korean situation in the context of hegemonic corporate globalization, or an Americanization in which South Korea occupies an ambivalent position as both profiteer and victim, a hegemony supported by a combination of various discourses. ” People typically face a choice between obedience to the establishment or being persecuted as a (pro-)communist. Located precisely in this cultural space, my biblical interpretation complicates, rather than simplifies, questions about who “we” really are and how 87 A note on modernism and postmodernism is in order here.

Hybridity and ambivalence as resistance strategies are theorized by postcolonial theorists, who attend to how the colonized appropriate the tools of the colonizer to resist political or cultural control. Many aspects of the imperial culture, including language, forms of writing, film, theater, and even modes of thought and argument such as rationalism, logic and analysis, are selected for appropriation. ” They call it “write back to the empire,” by which they have titled their seminal work in this area.

In addition, because previous analyses in the area of social sciences have largely focused on the political economy, paying less attention to cultural aspects,65 these theories need to be complemented by cultural analysis, in ways that better apprehend the multiple complexities of social relations. I find several theories in cultural studies to be helpful for understanding the web of unequal relations within which Korea is embedded. Edward Said’s cultural geography is among them. Said analyzes the postcolonial condition in many Two-Thirds World countries whose physical territory was reclaimed upon the departure of the colonizers, but whose cultural territory has remained under the influence of colonial legacy.

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