GOD Interview #2: Andrew Sung Park – “Can We Experience the Living God? and Can God Suffer?”

January 14, 2016 Theology

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BIO: Andrew Sung Park is a Korean American Methodist theologian. Park teaches at United Theological Seminary in Trotwood, Ohio. He specializes in systematic theology, global theology, cross-cultural theology, Asian American liberation theology, Christian mysticism, and the relationship between religion and science. He has expanded the theology of emotional pain by exploring the Korean concept of han. Park was born in South Korea. His family emigrated from South Korea to the United States in 1973. In 1973, Park received a B.A. at Methodist Theological Seminary. At Iliff School of Theology in 1978, he received M.Div.. Then he attended Claremont School of Theology and obtained a M.A. in 1981. Park finally received a Ph.D. at Graduate Theological Union in 1985; his dissertation there discussed minjung theology. He would go on to join United Theological Seminary in Ohio in 1992.