KOSUKE KOYAMA PDF

Kosuke Koyama, a theologian internationally known for using arresting metaphors drawn from his experience as a missionary to convey an influential vision of Christianity as compatible with Asian traditions, died on last Wednesday, in Springfield, Mass. He was The immediate cause was pneumonia, said his son Mark, who added that his father had had esophageal cancer. Koyama, who taught at the Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan, strove to make the teachings of Christ culturally meaningful to Asians, without sacrificing the essential Gospel message. Kosuke KoyamaCredit Union Theological Seminary Dr.

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Kosuke Koyama, a theologian internationally known for using arresting metaphors drawn from his experience as a missionary to convey an influential vision of Christianity as compatible with Asian traditions, died on last Wednesday, in Springfield, Mass. He was The immediate cause was pneumonia, said his son Mark, who added that his father had had esophageal cancer.

Koyama, who taught at the Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan, strove to make the teachings of Christ culturally meaningful to Asians, without sacrificing the essential Gospel message. Kosuke KoyamaCredit Union Theological Seminary Dr. Koyama became an influential voice for ecumenism, speaking at conferences around the world and teaching classes on Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam and Judaism at Union.

Koyama was born on Dec. In , as American bombs rained down on Tokyo, he was baptized as a Christian at the age of From to , he lectured at the University of Otago in New Zealand. In , he joined Union. Shriver said. Apparently, a librarian had concluded that the prestigious school had no program for teaching theology to water buffaloes. The book quickly and quietly returned to the shelves. Koyama was the first holder of the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Chair in Ecumenics and World Christianity.

He retired in In addition to his son Mark, Dr. Koyama is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lois; another son, James; his daughter, Elizabeth; and five grandchildren. Once, in discussing death, Dr. Koyama recalled the story of Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. You must be tired, and dirty. Let me wash your feet.

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Colors of life 2 years ago I created this blog. So, today, January 11, , I changed it. Theology should be creative, vulnerable,unpredictable, and thus exciting. It is also about painting and reflecting on the colors of life.

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Kosuke Koyama

Koyama was born in Tokyo in , of Christian parents. After that he worked as senior lecturer in religious studies at the University of Otago in Dunedin in New Zealand , from to Rockefeller Jr. Professor Emeritus of World Christianity. To his close friends and family, he was known as "Ko". Along with Kazoh Kitamori , he is considered one of the leading Japanese theologians of the twentieth century. Koyama died at a hospital in Springfield , Massachusetts , of pneumonia complicated by oesophagal cancer , on March 25,

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