The Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876-1915 (Studies in World Christianity)
Sung-Deuk Oak (Author)
A major catalyst for the growth of Korean Christianity occurred at the turn of the twentieth century when Western missionaries encountered the religious landscape of Korea. These first-generation missionaries have been framed as destroyers of Korean religion and culture. Yet, as Sung-Deuk Oak shows in The Making of Korean Christianity, existing Korean religious tradition also impacted the growth and character of evangelical Christianity. The melding of indigenous Korean religions and Christianity led to a highly localized Korean Christianity that flourished in the early modern era. The Making of Korean Christianity sorts fact from myth in this exhaustive examination of the local and global forces that shaped Christianity on the Korean Peninsula. The Making of Korean Christianity was recognized by the??International Bulletin of Missionary Research as one of the top Fifteen Outstanding Books of 2013 for Mission Studies.
About the Author
Sung-Deuk Oak is Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Chair, Associate Professor of Korean Christianity, University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in Simi Valley, California.
- Contributor: Sung-Deuk Oak
- Imprint: Baylor University Press
- ISBN13: 9781602585768
- Number of Pages: 437
- Packaged Dimensions: 152x229mm
- Packaged Weight: 622
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Baylor University Press
- Release Date: 2015-11-30
- Series: Studies in World Christianity
- Binding: Paperback / softback
- Biography: Sung-Deuk Oak is Dongsoon Im and Mija Im Chair, Associate Professor of Korean Christianity, University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in Simi Valley, California.