Exploring the diverse ways that honor and shame affect our moral decision making as well as Paul’s use of these ideas within his letters.
The presenter for our upcoming webinar, "How Relevant is the Gospel for the Chinese."
Honor and Shame in Paul’s Message and Mission
Combining research from Asian scholars with his many years of experience living and working in East Asia, Jackson directs our attention to Paul's letter to the Romans. He argues that some traditional East Asian cultural values are closer to those of the first-century biblical world than common Western cultural values. In addition, he adds his voice to the scholarship engaging the values of honor and shame in particular and their influence on biblical interpretation.
EMS Dissertation Series
Years ago, the author had a startling realization. Theologians and pastors have long taught on the glory of God and its central importance in the Bible. However, because he was living in East Asia, it also dawned on the author that this sort of talk about God’s glory, praising Him, and magnifying His name was simply another way of talking about honor and shame.
Suggestions for further reading about contextualization and the Chinese church.