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Asian American Biblical Interpretation for North America (Nov 21 at SBL meeting, Atlanta, GA)

You are cordially invited to attend the following session:

Asian American Biblical Interpretation for North America

Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Atlanta, Georgia)
http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings

11/21/2010
5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Room: M106 – Marriott Marquis
ISAAC (The Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity) is introducing its latest journal issue devoted to the theme of Asian American Biblical Interpretation as it relates to the North American context. Several of the writers will be present to discuss their articles in the SANACS (Society of Asian North American Christian Studies) Journal.

For more information, contact:

Russell Moy, ISAAC Board Chair [email Russell]
Andrew Lee, East Regional Director [email Andrew]

SANACS 2010.1 Journal now available!

SANACS Journal 2010

The Society of Asian North American Christian Studies Journal #2 (a jury reviewed academic journal). This issue contains papers presented at the ISAAC Southern California “Asian American Equipping Symposium” held at Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena, CA) Nov. 2-3, 2009.

Non-members may order a hard copy or digital download of the latest SANACS Journal at the ISAAC website Publications link.

Print: $15.00
Download: $10.00

2009 SANACS Journal now available!

We are delighted to announce that the 2009 SANACS Journal is now available! 2008-09 SANACS members will receive one free copy of the journal. 2010 ISAAC and SANACS members who donated between Dec. 25-31, 2009 will also receive a complimentary copy. Others may purchase (hard copies and PDFs for downloading) by clicking the following button:

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

Discounted additional and bulk copies may also be ordered on-line.

CONTENTS

Amos Yong, The Future of Evangelical Theology: Asian and Asian American Interrogations

Jonathan Tran, Identity as Missiology

Sharon Stanley, Theology from Bamboo, Borders, and Bricks

Jerry Z. Park, Assessing the Sociological Study of Asian American Christianity

Rachel Y. Lei, The Saving Significance of the Cross in Asian American Context

Book reviews

Kelly H. Chong, Deliverance and Submission: Evangelical Women and the Negotiation of Patriarchy in South Korea (reviewed by Rebecca Y. Kim)

Sam George, Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians (reviewed by Andrew Lee)

Soong-Chan Rah, The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (reviewed by Timothy Tseng)

Jonathan Y. Tran, Introducing Asian American Theologies (reviewed by Russell Moy)

Asian American Christianity Reader – now available!!

The Asian American Christianity Reader is now available – follow these links for more information and to purchase on-line:

Reader website: http://aacreader.com

ISAAC Blog: http://isaacblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/asian-american-christianity-reader-now-available/

Filipino American Faith in Action – book launch May 9 (San Francisco)

New book celebration at SF Public Library

New book celebration at SF Public Library

Asian American Christianity Reader soon to be released!

ISAAC and the Pacific Asian American & Canadian Christian Education project is delighted to announce the scheduled release of the Asian American Christianity Reader. It will be available in May, just in time for Asian American Heritage month. See www.aacreader.com for more information.

Religion and Theology in Asian America: An ISAAC Lecture Series

ISAAC is delighted to announce the inauguration of “Religion and Theology in Asian America” (RTAA) lectureship in 2009. ISAAC, in partnership with colleges, universities and seminaries across North America, will sponsor talks by scholars and practitioners who specialize in Asian American Religion and Theology (with special attention to Christianity). We are in conversation with U.C. Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and Fuller Theological Seminary about hosting at least three lectures in 2009.

The Society of Asian North American Christian Studies (SANACS) steering committee oversees and recruits speakers for the RTAA lectures. The members of the steering committee are:

Dr. Russell Jeung
Associate Professor of Asian American Studies
College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Dr. Rebecca Y. Kim
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Pepperdine University
Malibu, California

Dr. Jonathan Tan
Assistant Professor of Minorities’ Studies and World Religions
Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Timothy Tseng
Executive Director
Institute for the Study of Asian American Christianity
Castro Valley, California

Dr. Russell Yee
Managing Editor
SANACS Journal
Oakland, California

For our “speakers pool,” we are interested in identifying scholars or practitioners who can address a wide range of issues that intersect with the experiences of Asian Christians in North America (e.g, the civic engagement practices of Asian American Catholics, Protestants, and evangelicals; trans-national and diasporic aspects of religion and theology in Asia America; the impact of the North American context on ethnic Asian spirituality and religious practices; reflections on the intersections or disconnections between the study of race, gender, politics, and religion in Asian American studies; etc.).

ISAAC also seeks donors who would like to make these lectures more widely available. We estimate a budget of $5,000 for each lecture. You may direct your gifts to this lecture – go to isaacweb.org for more information or to make an on-line gift.

If you represent an educational institution that is interested in hosting a lecture, if you are interested in becoming a member of the “speakers pool,” or if you are interested in contributing to the lectures, please email Tim Tseng for details.