Santa Clara University


Jung Eun Sophia Park, S.N.J.M., Ph.D.

A Dialogue: Liminality, Border-crossing,
and Alternative Futures

park_sophiaSr. Jung Eun Sophia Park,S.N.J.M., is Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department at Holy Names University in California. She earned her Ph.D. in Christian spirituality at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. She has published numerous articles and chapters in books, including "The Galilean Jesus: Creating a Borderland at the Foot of the Cross (Jn. 19: 23-30)," Theological Studies, Vol. 30 (2009, June), "Cross Cultural Spiritual Direction: Dance with a Stranger," Presence, (Spring 2010), "St. Clare—Woman of Today: Revisited Theme of Apostolic Freedom," Theology and Thought, vol. 30, No. 2 (June,  2010),and "Jesus of Minjung on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-32): Envisioning a Post-Minjung Theology" in Jesus of Galilee: Contextual Christology for the 21st Century, ed. Bob Lassalle-Klein (Obris Book: New York, 2011).   Recently, she published A Hermeneutic on Dislocation as Experience: Creating a Borderland, Constructing a Hybrid Identity (Peter Lang, 2011).  She is currently preparing her upcoming book, Body Ritual in Asian Religions. Her research interests include Asian women's spirituality, Korean shamanism, biblical spirituality, and the religious life from a postcolonial and global feminist perspective. 


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