My Theology professor has introduced me to a new concept, Han, which comes from the Korean culture:
“feeling of unresolved resentment against injustices suffered, a sense of helplessness because of the overwhelming odds against one, a feeling of acute pain in one’s guts and bowels, making the whole body writhe and squirm, and an obstinate urge to take revenge and to right the wrong—all these combined.” – Yoo, Boo-wong (1988). Korean Pentecostalism: Its History and Theology. New York: Verlag Peter Lang. p. 221.
Alright then… he ties it to sin, among other things.For more, read his book The Wounded Heart of God: The Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Doctrine of Sin
Sometimes, I think we Westerners could learn a lot from our neighbors.
- Asian Theology? (missionmusings.wordpress.com)