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  • P-ISSN0023-3900
  • E-ISSN2733-9343

Historical Currents and Characteristics of Korean Protestantism after Liberation

Korea Journal, (P)0023-3900; (E)2733-9343
2004, v.44 no.4, pp.133-156

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Abstract

Protestantism is a dominant religion in Korea. It is seen as has an image of being the religion of the middle class, of youth and intellectuals, and of urbanites. And iIt is in inseparablye relationship with related to Koreas pursuit of modernity. Protestantism provides an important clue to understanding the Korean society. Designed to help understand the Korean Protestant church in transition, this paper reviews the historical trajectory of Protestantism from the nation's liberation in 1945 to the present and examines some key issues such as exclusionist faith and pro-U.S. inclination.

keywords
Korean Protestantism anti-communism exclusionism pro-U.S. inclination internal other separation of church and state awakening of lay members Korean Protestantism anti-communism exclusionism pro-U.S. inclination internal other separation of church and state awakening of lay members

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