japan, japanese, theology, kitamori, christianity, luther, lutheran churches, tokyo, asia, barth, michalson, aoss, buddhism
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
Christian theologians of the younger churches in Asia have complained, perhaps facetiously, perhaps seriously, that they have not yet produced a serious indigenous heresy. Behind this is the realization that Christianity is still largely a foreign, an imported, religion for most people of Asia. Christians gather in buildings of foreign architecture, sing unfamiliar melodies, and hear the Gospel preached in strangely foreign thought patterns. Their concern is not merely nationalistic but also evangelical They want the Gospel to be meaningful and relevant also in Asia.
Missions and World Christianity
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Matthew 9:17; Matthew 16:22; Romans 3:21 ff;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
"Toward a Japanese Theology: Kitamori's Theology of the Pain of God,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 33, Article 26.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol33/iss1/26