Lee advocates a ""theology of hope,"" essentially different from the Moltmann version on which the idea is developed. Lee shows how Cho's message, particularly in its promise of a ""saved"" healthy, happy and prosperous life (the ""Threefold Blessing""), was the antidote to the events that had ravaged the Korean peninsula in the 1950s. At the same time, Asian Pentecostal scholars might also need a greater appreciation for both the diversity and richness of their cultural and religious past. . . . They] have found both culturally and biblically acceptable alternatives to, and adaptations from, the practices of their ancient religions and are seeking to provide answers to the needs of their own context. --Allan H. Anderson, University of Birmingham, England (From the Foreword) ""Sang Yun Lee provides with this monograph the definitive theological apologetic for the 'blessing theology' of contemporary Korean Pentecostalism. . . ."" --Amos Yong, Professor of Theology & Mission, Fuller Theological Seminary ""This book presents a timely and yet bold plan for the recontextualization and reinterpretation of the Full Gospel theology of hope, expressed in Threefold Blessing."" --Wonsuk Ma, Distinguished Professor of Global Christianity, Oral Roberts University ""Engaging the reader in the historical, soteriological, pneumatological, eco-theological, and socio-theological perspectives of a revitalized Korean theology, this book calls for a broad renewal of the role of the church as a catalyst for social transformation that changes the way we see salvation, prosperity, and healing."" --Wolfgang Vondey, University of Birmingham, author of Pentecostal Theology: Living the Full Gospel ""This is a breathtakingly thorough treatment of the Korean context for doing theology. Anyone interested in either Pentecostal or Korean theology cannot afford to ignore this important work. I learned much from it."" --Frank D. Macchia, Professor of Christian Theology, Vanguard University Sang Yun Lee, PhD (University of Birmingham), teaches at Hansei University and is a member of the pastoral staff at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea. He is married to Sarah Nayung Bae and they have three children.