This remarkable study articulates a Korean Confucian-Christian theory of human nature, encompassing the theory of justification, sanctification, and salvation by means of a reformed concept of filial piety. The book presents the theological anthropology of Robert C. Neville and the inclusive humanism of Tu Wei-ming as critical guides for the creation of a comparative, contemporary Korean theology.
Jung Sun Oh is a part-time professor in the School of Theology at Boston University. Professor Oh holds a Th.D. from Boston University, a M.Div. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and a M.Div. from Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, Korea.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 General Introduction: The Question of Human Nature; Organization of the Study Chapter 3 Robert C. Neville's Notion of Human Nature: Human Person as a Determined Being by God the Creator; Human Person as a Natural Part of Physical Nature: Embodiment; Human Person as a Covenanted Being with Oneself, Others, Nature, and God; Conclusion Chapter 4 Tu Wei-ming's Notion of Human Nature: Introduction; Human Person as a Co-Creator; Human Person as a Sage Through Self-Cultivation; Human Person as a Part of Physical Nature; Human Person as an Organismic Unity; Conclusion Chapter 5 A Korean Confucian-Christian Notion of Human Nature: A Theology of Filial Piety: Introduction; The Shortcomings of Korean Christianity's Understanding of Salvation; Filial Piety and Human Responsibility for One's Salvation as Antidotes to Korean Chr Chapter 6 Concluding Thoughts Chapter 7 Notes Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Index