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Reading Religion Reviews Executive Director’s Book

September 24, 2021

A publication of the American Academy of Religion, Reading Religion recently published a review of The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality by Rev. Dr. Young Lee Hertig.

“Young Lee Hertig is a prominent Asian-American theologian who assists leaders in and out of the Asian-American Christian community. In this striking book, The Tao of Asian American Belonging: A Yinist Spirituality, Hertig sheds light on a Yinist spirituality which examines a comprehensive and holistic paradigm of feminist Asian-Americans along with the context of womanist and mujerista. The Yinist spirituality, Hertig argues, balances not only “yang-centered educational practices and norms,” but also “our culture’s fragmentation and extreme tribalism on a daily basis,” particularly in Asian-American evangelical churches (xiii). The Yinist paradigm also engages us in a spirituality of harmony and reconstruction to facilitate a more holistic educational process for epistemological belonging and yearning (xi, xiii). This ground-breaking book provided theological and philosophical, biblical, and practical interpretation in three parts which are An Asian-American Alternative to Feminism, Yinist Spirituality in the Bible, and Contemporary Embodiments of Yinist Spirituality….”