Why does our theology of salvation focus on forgiving sinners, but not on healing those wounded by sin?
Much of Western Christianity has subdued the narrative of Jesus as a Palestinian Jewish healer and liberator who served the sick and oppressed. But the Jesus of the Gospels is a revolutionary who stands with the sinned against, the wounded, and the marginalized. In Jesus of the East, author Phuc Luu re-narrates the life of Jesus to show how he made it his work to topple systems that privileged the few and disregarded the many, especially the poor and lowest.
In this provocative book, Luu offers a counter-narrative to Western Christianity, which for centuries has legitimized colonization and violence to prop up the powerful at the expense of the masses. Pulling from the tradition of the early Eastern church, the present work of theologians of the oppressed, and Luu’s own experiences as a Vietnamese immigrant, Jesus of the East offers a transformative vision of healing for the world.
For those living in the land between pain and hope, Luu’s prophetic words will renew our imaginations and draw us closer to the heart of God.
Between Two Worlds To See the Kingdom Western Visions of Jesus and the Kingdom Viet Kieu
Birth, Beginnings, and the Body
I Am a Body The Body, Descartes, and the Sciences Black Bodies and the Body of Christ Traversing the Divide
Sinners, Sin, Han, and the Mission of Jesus
The Gospel of the Han-ridden Sinners and the Sinned Against The Fight Between Augustine and Pelagius Ransom Imagery of the East A Culture of Han Joining the Work of the Kingdom
God Against the Machine
The Politics of Jesus Scarcity in a Nation of Prosperity Seeing the Image of God in Each Other The Liberating Image of God Jesus and the Image of God
Wounds Deep Enough to Heal
Did God Do It? Crime and Punishment Violence as a Solution Healing ThroughHis Wounds Love Changes God
The Death of Death
The Bitter Taste of Death The Creative Intersection of Han Touching the Wounds of Han Death, Sin, and Han
The Birth of Kingdom
Alternative Histories Reconciliation: Piecing Together Our Broken Selves Justice: The Difference Between Fair and Right Retributive Justice: An Eye for an Eye Wrongly Interpreted Restorative Justice: Renewal for All Creation Distributive Justice: Correcting the Scales Justice and the Healing of Han Creating Communities of Healing
Timeline of Events Listed in this Book Bibliography Acknowledgments