By Robert E. Buswell Jr., Timothy S. Lee
All through such a lot of East Asia, Christianity has remained mostly at the outer edge of non secular background. despite the fact that, within the centuries due to the fact its creation to the Korean peninsula, Christianity has develop into so intertwined with Korea's background and tradition that it could now be thought of an indigenous faith. Christianity is arguably the main influential spiritual culture within the kingdom this day, claiming greater than twenty-five percentage of the South Korean inhabitants as its adherents. Korea, in flip, has emerged as probably the most dynamic and artistic nationwide church buildings within the Christian global: its Catholic Church has produced greater than 100 saints; its Protestant communions have despatched out extra missionaries than any country other than the United States.Despite the importance of Korea in global Christianity and the the most important position Christianity performs in modern Korean non secular lifestyles, the culture has been little studied within the West. Christianity in Korea seeks! to fill this lacuna via offering a wide-ranging review of the expansion and improvement of Korean Christianity and the results that improvement has had for Korean politics, inter-religious discussion, and gender and social concerns. It brings jointly students in historical past, sociology, theology, and comparative faith to envision Korean Christianity from a multidisciplinary point of view. the amount starts off with an accessibly written review that strains in large define the heritage and improvement of Christianity at the peninsula. this can be by way of chapters that conceal a awesome variety of subject matters spanning greater than centuries. There are chapters that tackle large subject matters, corresponding to the survival of early Korean Catholics in a Neo-Confucian society, family among Christian church buildings and colonial specialists throughout the jap career, premillennialism, and the theological value of the department and potential reunification of Korea. Others glance in additional element at! contributors and routine, together with the tale of the feminine martyr Kollumba Kang Wansuk; the effect of Presbyterianism at the popular nationalist Ahn Changho; the sociopolitical and theological history of the Minjung Protestant circulation; and the good fortune and demanding situations of Evangelical Protestantism in Korea. The e-book concludes with a dialogue of ways top to motivate a rapprochement among Buddhism and Christianity in Korea.Christianity in Korea presents the main finished photo of the Korean Christian culture ever offered in a Western language. Readers will take pleasure in the volume's multi- and interdisciplinary views in addition to its wide imaginative and prescient, illustrating the worldwide relevance of either Korean stories and Korean Christianity.
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She is said to have had an earlier inclination toward Buddhism along with the other women of her family, but she lost interest after she began to hear about Catholicism from one of her husband's relatives. This could not have been until about 1785, when people in the Naep'o region were beginning to hear about the newly arrived religion, and it could not have been later than 1791, when she was arrested during a roundup of Catholics in northern ChoÆlla and southern Ch'ungch'oÆng provinces. 16 But her e¨orts to convert her husband to Catholicism produced only vacillation between grudging acceptance and half-hearted refusal, and she ultimately gave up the e¨ort.
Payne; and Grayson, Korea: A Religious History. Reﬂections on the relationship between Protestant Christianity and Korean culture are discussed in James H. Grayson, ‘‘Cultural Encounter: Korean Protestantism and Other Religious Traditions,’’ International Bulletin of Missionary Research 25 no. 2 (2001); and idem, ‘‘Dynamic Complementarity: Korean Confucianism and Christianity,’’ in Religion and the Transformations of Capitalism: Comparative Approaches, ed. Richard H. Roberts (London: Routledge, 1995).
Lewis R. Lancaster and Richard K. Payne, Korea Research Monograph, 24 (Berkeley: Institute of East Asian Studies, University of California, 1997), 159–216. 12. Recent studies of the modern Korean Catholic Church include Baker, ‘‘From Pottery to Politics’’; William E. Biernatzki, Luke J. Im, and Anselm K. , Catholic Socio-Religious Survey of Korea. A general survey may be found in Bicentennial Episcopal Commission, The Catholic Church in Korea. 13. General surveys of the history of the Protestant Church in the modern period may be found in Clark, A History of the Church in Korea; Clark, Christianity in Modern Korea; idem, ‘‘History and Religion in Modern Korea: The Case of Protestant Christianity,’’ in Religion and Society in Contemporary Korea, ed.
Christianity in Korea by Robert E. Buswell Jr., Timothy S. Lee