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#1. The cosmopolitan gaze of planetary love and hospitality _is_ what constitutes being _religious_. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#2. The politics of trans-identity seeks to move from the _politics of singular identity_ to the _politics of multiple solidarities_ across various identities without abandoning one's personal attachments and commitments to the group that one finds significant. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#3. Theological discourse can be, in and of itself, a form of identity and solidarity. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#4. Cosmopolitanism emphasizes and is grounded in a _singular relationality between and among people - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#5. Religion is about hospitality, solidarity, and responsibility or it is nothing at all. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#6. The question is not, therefore, _whether_ a theory is grand or small, or whether it is universal/global or particular/local, but _what function_ a theory plays and _whose interest_ it serves. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#7. I believe _cosmopolitanism_ can be an effective discourse with which to advocate a politics of _transidentity_ of overlapping interests and heterogeneous or hybrid subjects in order to challenge conventional notions of exclusive belonging, identity and citizenship. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#8. I believe that dreaming an impossible world, is itself the task of theologies and that the disparity between the world-as-it-is (reality) and the world-as-it-ought-to-be (ideality) is where a prophetic call comes in. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#9. Cosmopolitan discourse is in a way a response to the issue of solidarity. Although the precondition for solidarity can be a _community_, solidarity requires more intentional commitment and performance than does community. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#10. Cosmopolitan theology affirms and radicalizes the belief that the Divine creates each and every human being as equal to every one else as a _citizen-of-the-cosmos and that no one is either superior or inferior to the other. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#11. Cosmopolitanism starts from the _singular_ individual rather than the _faceless_ collective - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#12. Cosmopolitan discourse ... provides one with a _public gaze_ with which one can relate oneself to others in a different way. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#13. I believe recognizing the presence of the face of the other as existent, no matter who/what one is, is one of the core messages of Jesus' teaching. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#14. I want to affirm that thinking and living, knowing and doing, theory and practice intersect. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#15. _For what ends_ does one claim cosmopolitanism? _Whose interest_ does it serve? - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#16. Cosmopolitan theology that longs for the Kindom of God seeks to recover its revolutionary universalizing ethos in terms of hospitality, neighbor-love, and multiple solidarities that one can see in Jesus' teaching and ministry, without any imperialist, kyriarchcal, hierarchical implications - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#17. Cosmopolitan theology is a theology for _the impossible_. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#18. Purity does not exist in any thinker, simply because one is always historically and socioculturally situated, bound, and limited, and, therefore, no one is epistemologically innocent. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#19. I believe theology should be about one's way of life, a kind of gaze into onesself and others, and a mode of one's profound existence in the world. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#20. Theology should be a discourse that helps the sociopolitical approach to justice to maintain its human face and not to become impersonal. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#21. Now the question we must ask is ... what kind of _practices_ [theology] motivates, what kind of _gaze_ onto others, the guest, the new arrivant, it offers us to carry with us; _not_ who my neighbors are _but_ to whom I am being a neighbor. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#22. How can one maintain a theological confidence in what one claims to be _true_ while acknowledging the existence of multiple religions that also claim to be _true_? - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#23. Cosmopolitanism, ... , _speaks_ about the urgent need for and the significance of relocating our discourse on, ... , the scope and application of rights and justice for every singular human being regardless of the person's birth and belonging. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#24. The overall theme of theology can be twofold: the search for meaning and the responsibility one has to the others. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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#25. Cosmopolitanism has offered me an ethical perspective and a conceptual framework with which to read the signs of our times as a theologian and intellectual who has a public responsibility for constantly offering a way to engage in this rapidly changing public world. - Author: Namsoon Kang
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