Protestantism Politics Korea-CL (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies)

Protestantism Politics Korea-CL (Korean Studies of the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies)


Following its creation to Korea within the past due 19th century, Protestantism grew swiftly either in numbers of fans and in impact, and remained a dominating social and political strength during the 20th century. In "Protestantism and Politics in Korea", Chung-shin Park charts this beautiful development and examines the moving political institutions of Korean Protestantism. somewhere else in Asia, evangelical Protestant missionaries did not have a lot social and political influence, being perceived as little greater than brokers of Western imperialism. yet in Korea the church grew to become a locus of nationwide resistance to jap colonization within the fifty years previous 1945. Missionaries and native adherents progressively received well known help as they grew to become pointed out with innovative political reforms.After international battle II and the department of the Korean peninsula, even though, so much Protestant associations in South Korea have been conscripted into the struggle opposed to communism. additionally, they grew to become eager about the postwar push for speedy fiscal improvement. those alliances resulted in expanding political conservatism, in order that mainstream Korean Protestantism ultimately turned a stalwart defender of the authoritarian establishment. A small liberal minority remained politically energetic, aiding social and human rights reasons through the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, laying the basis for mass protests and sluggish democratic liberalization within the Nineteen Eighties. Park records the theological evolution of Korean Protestantism from early fundamentalism to extra liberal doctrines and indicates how this evolution used to be mirrored within the political panorama. Chung-shin Park is professor of Christian experiences at Soongsil collage, Seoul.

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