Dr. Kosuke Koyama, a theologian internationally known for using arresting metaphors drawn from his experience as a missionary to convey an. KOSUKE KOYAMA: WATERBUFFALO THEOLOGIAN An investigation into the theology of Kosuke Koyama by Gaylan Mathiesen A report submitted for the class . About Kosuke Koyama: Koyama was born in Tokyo in , of Christian parents. He later moved to New Jersey in the United States, where he completed his B.

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What now, O monks, is the noble truth of Suffering?

Rejoicing in Hope A Tribute to Kosuke Koyama

ksouke In addition to this thought of theology serving the people it addresses and serves, his contact with Thai Buddhism also turned his thoughts to self-denial, a theme by which he critiques the impact of Western Christianity on Asia, and his approach to other religions.

Through this methodology he can move us to places that can give us new perspectives on old truths, koyamma sometimes even give us a view from a window that hitherto remained hidden to us behind heavy drapery. The periphery is not a forsaken place.

The book was kozuke inspired by Koyama’s work as a missionary in Northern Thailand. Pathos, then, is not an attitude taken arbitrarily. A strong United States and a strong Christ! My emotions are agitated all together. What a wonderful Savior! Three Mile an Hour God. The New York Times.


Koeuke is history-oriented;49 Nevertheless, the Lord recognizes a difference between self-aggrandizement and self- restoration. It judges, but it also supplies the hope of a solution.

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This doctrine lends itself so beautifully to the theology of the cross. The result was “water buffalo theology,” a term kkyama would permanently enter the name of Koyama in the register of twentieth-century contextual theologies. No Handle on the Cross: Koyama, however, was not content with being an erudite Western-educated theologian.

After graduating from Princeton with a dissertation on Luther’s interpretation of the Psalms, Koyama was sent by his home church, koywma United Church of Christ in Japan Kyodanas a missionary to the Church of Christ in Thailand.

We are still today all of these things to God. In the former, hotness is cosmological, while in the latter it is eschatological.

Kosuke Koyama

In this decision is the beginning of a theology for Thailand and for Asia. Retrieved from ” https: Before we open up kpsuke discussion, however, by way of introduction to the cross we will explore some basic theological assumptions of both Buddhist and Christian faith regarding self-denial. If he is not love he would have gone much faster.

The solution will be found at the periphery, for it is at the periphery that the center has been established. Hence the title of his popular work, Kozuke Theology. Koyama was born in in Tokyo into a Christian family.


The people to whom we have been sent must be a central focal point. We are not fitted for isolation.

The theological meaning of the brokenness in the depth of the work and person of Jesus Christ has been ignored. Familiar landmarks were gone; rice shops, temples and shrines at which the people had prayed for victory International Bulletin of Missionary Research. This God whose emotions are agitated all together is salvation to us who engage in dancing between God and Baal in this historical hour.

Therefore, when we are applying the application of mindfulness as we are going to take food, we must understand the reason at each mouthful; so that when we are eating, it will be solely for the purpose of being free from suffering.

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To his close friends and family, he was known as “Ko”. In he became senior lecturer in phenomenology of religion at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. His last work was Theology and Violence: This is the surprise!