Finally Belonging: The Reception of the Parable of the Prodigal Son Among Asian Americans

Bibliographic Information: 

Eng, Daniel. "Finally Belonging: The Reception of the Parable of the Prodigal Son Among Asian Americans." The Journal of the Asian American Theological Forum, 6.2 (2019)

Description

This article examines the reception of Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15:11–32) amongAsian American readers. First, we will discussthe dynamics ofthe parable that show similaritywith Asian values, particularly (1) honorandshame and (2)Confucian values.Second, this article will discuss the parable’s elements that mirror the experienceof those with Asian descent in Americain three areas: immigration, the model minority, and liminality.

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Asian American Theological Forum