The Making of Korean Christianity: Protestant Encounters with Korean Religions, 1876-1915 (Studies in World Christianity) (Paperback)

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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 Endowment Chair, Associate Professor of Korean Christianity, University of California, Los Angeles. He lives in Simi Valley, California.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781602585768
ISBN-10: 1602585768
Publisher: Baylor University Press
Publication Date: November 15th, 2015
Pages: 437
Language: English
Series: Studies in World Christianity