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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

Volume 38, Issue 2, Fall/Winter 2018

Ki Joo (KC) Choi
Pages 33-44
DOI: 10.1353/sce.2018.0031

Asian American Christian Ethics
The State of the Discipline

This essay provides a brief history of how Asian American Christian ethics came to be and sketches the main themes and questions with which this new theological-ethical discipline has grappled since its inception. It then provides an account of two interrelated issues that continue to shape the development of Asian American Christian ethics: (1) whether there is a distinctive Asian American perspective and (2) how the racial marginalization of Asian Americans in Christian ethics and society as a whole might inform this perspective. This essay proposes that as long as Asian Americans continue to be made invisible as model minorities, the goal of racial and social justice will fall short.