The Role and Meaning of Religion for Korean Society

Edited by
April 2019
182 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03897-888-6 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03897-889-3 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue The Role and Meaning of Religion for Korean Society that was published in

Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities

This special issue presents discussions of the role and meaning of religion for Korean society. Covering wide-ranging time periods, the authors explores with their own cases four major characteristics of Korean religion: Creativity, Greater Responsiveness, Adaptability, and Prophethood. Their topical religious traditions include Neo-Confucianism, Christianity, Buddhism, and Korean new religious movements.

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Korean Christianity; Bible; scriptures; performance; semantics; Tongdok; Pansori; bibliodrama; Korean religion; Korean Protestants; Gukgajochangidohoe (Korean National Prayer Breakfast); prophetic consciousness; Korean Neo-Confucianism; li-ki metaphysics; Confucian democracy; popular sovereignty; pluralism; public culture; spirituality; Confucianism; Joseon Korea; Western Learning; Shin Hudam; Jeong Yag-Jong; Tasan Jeong Yag-Yong; Candlelight Revolution; civil society; Confucianism; impeachment; South Korea; Satipaṭṭhāna; mindful hwadu Sisimma; Sati-Sisimma; bare attention; counter-illumination; Chan/Seon/Zen; Korean Ganhwa Seon; religious education; equalization policy; confessional perspective; non-confessional perspective; religion and state; religion and constitution; religion and human rights; teaching rights of religion; Korean Neo-Confucianism; the Four–Seven Debate; li and qi; moral metaphysics; moral psychology; theistic turn; liberation theology; minjung theology; minjungshinhak; minjung; han; integral mission; secularization; secularization theory; critical theory; metaphysical pathos; ecclesiastical social responsibility; Korean Buddhism; modernization and Buddhism; patriotic Buddhism; marriage of monks; all-embracing Buddhism; religiousness of confucianism; korean confucianism; affection (chinchin/qinqin); respect (chonjon/zunzun); three-year mourning; controversy on mourning attire; Chosŏn Dynasty; Song Siyŏl; Hŏ Mok; Yun Hyu; the Jogye Order; decreased number of monks; aging monks; education for monks; educational innovation; n/a