Alfred North Whitehead and Yi Yulgok: Toward a Process-Confucian Spirituality in Korea

Alfred North Whitehead and Yi Yulgok: Toward a Process-Confucian Spirituality in Korea

By: Chung Soon Lee (author)Paperback

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This book explores the Confucian-Christian dialogue in Korea through a comparative study of the cosmologies of Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), the founder of process philosophy, and Yi Yulgok (1536-1584), the great scholar of Korean Neo-Confucianism. Despite coming from different philosophical traditions, Yulgok and Whitehead had similar perspectives on the universe. This study argues that Whitehead's theory of eternal object-actual entity has affinities with Yulgok's theory of principle-material force and offer insights into encouraging interreligious spirituality in Korea.

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Chung Soon Lee is Adjunct Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Merrimack College. He is also a Pastor at the First Congregational Church of Waverley-Senuri (UCC) in Belmont, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate in Theology and Religion from the Boston University School of Theology.


1 Acknowledgments 2 Introduction 3 The Process Cosmology of Alfred North Whitehead 4 The Neo-Confucian Cosmology of Yi Yulgok 5 A Comparison of Whitehead and Yulgok on Cosmology 6 A Process Cosmological Application to Interreligious Spirituality in the Context of Korea 7 Conclusion 8 Notes 9 Glossary of Korean, Chinese, and Terms 10 Bibliography 11 Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/02/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780761833574
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 204
  • ID: 9780761833574
  • weight: 308
  • ISBN10: 0761833579

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