God's New Whiz Kids?
Korean American Evangelicals on Campus
By (author) Rebecca Y. Kim
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God's New Whiz Kids? by Rebecca Y. Kim
Book DescriptionIn the past twenty years, many traditionally white campus religious groups have become Asian American. Today there are more than fifty evangelical Christian groups at UC Berkeley and UCLA alone, and 80% of their members are Asian American. At Harvard, Asian Americans constitute 70% of the Harvard Radcliffe Christian Fellowship, while at Yale, Campus Crusade for Christ is now 90% Asian. Stanford's Intervarsity Christian Fellowship has become almost entirely Asian. There has been little research, or even acknowledgment, of this striking development. God's New Whiz Kids? focuses on second-generation Korean Americans, who make up the majority of Asian American evangelicals, and explores the factors that lead college-bound Korean American evangelicals-from integrated, mixed race neighborhoods-to create racially segregated religious communities on campus. Kim illuminates an emergent "made in the U.S.A." ethnicity to help explain this trend, and to shed light on a group that may be changing the face of American evangelicalism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780814747902
(5830mm x 3895mm x 19mm)
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Rebecca Y. Kim
Spirit Moves West, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Rebecca Y. Kim
The Spirit Moves West examines the phenomena of Korean missionaries in America. It delves into why and how Korean missionaries pursued missions in the United States and evangelized Americans and illuminates how a non-western mission movement evolves over time in the West.
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Author Biography - Rebecca Y. Kim
Rebecca Kim is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Pepperdine University.
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