Interdependence / HyeRan Kim-Cragg

HyeRan Kim-Cragg is a productive theologian! I had the pleasure of meeting her when she was part of a delegation from the United Church of Canada to the Uniting Church in Australia nearly ten years ago. Since then she has published an important book on postcolonial perspectives on Christian worship, Story and Song (Berlin: Lang, 2012). She and I wrote an article together, “Migrants in Liturgy, Liturgy in Migration” in Susanna Snyder, Joshua Ralston and Agnes Brazal, A Moving Body (New York: Palgrave, 2014). She also recently co-wrote the commentary on Hebrews in the (feminist) Wisdom Bible Commentaries by Liturgical Press (Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2015).

HyeRan has now just published a new book, Interdependence (Eugene: Pickwick Publications, 2018), with brilliant things on practical theology informed by feminist, postcolonial and queer perspectives. I was pleased to be one of its first readers and also to endorse it, and I am sure to be using it in class. It shows the way ahead for a most generous mode of practical theology. Explorers of liturgy may be especially interested in the smart discussion in this book about moving “beyond adult-centred worship.”