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Korea - A Religious History

Author: James H Grayson
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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This is an historical survey of all the religious traditions of Korea in relation to the socio-cultural trends of seven different periods of Korean history. The book includes a discussion of the history of the study of religion in Korea, a chronological description of Korean folk religion including shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, Islam, and Korean New Religions, and some final  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Grayson, James H.
Korea - A Religious History.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Grayson
ISBN: 9781136869259 1136869255
OCLC Number: 1058115550
Notes: First edition published in 1989.
Description: 1 online resource (317 pages)
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Illustrations; Preface to the revised edition; Preface to the first edition; 01 Introduction; 1. The subject and purpose of this book; 2. A Short History of the Study of Our Subject; Part 1; 02 Korea Prior to Chinese Civilization; 1. The Culture of the Earliest Period; 2. Korean Primal Religion; 03 The Three Kingdoms; 1. The Historical Background; 2. The Advent of Buddhism; 3. The Advent of Confucianism; 4. Taoism: The Lack of a Tradition; 04 Silla and Parhae; 1. The First North-South Division. 2. The Growth of Doctrinal Buddhism3. The Emergency of the Ch'an Tradition; 4. Late Silla Confucianism; Part 2; 05 The Early Koryǒ Period; 1. The Historical Background; 2. Early Koryǒ Buddhism; 3. Early Koryǒ Confucianism; 06 The Late Koryǒ Period; 1. The Historical Background; 2. Buddhism in the Late Koryǒ Period; 3. Late Koryǒ Confucianism; Part 3; 07 The Early Chosǒn period; 1. The Cultural and Political Background; 2. Early Chosǒn Confucianism: The Golden Age; 3. Early Chosǒn Buddhism: A Tradition Displaced; 08 The Late Chosǒn Period (1600-1871); 1. The Cultural and Historical Background. 2. Late Chosǒn Confucianism: Practical Confucianism3. Late Chosǒn Buddhism: The Submerging of a Tradition; 4. The Advent of Roman Catholicism; Part 4; 09 Dynastic collapse and national rebirth; 10 The Advent of Protestantism; 1. The End of the Chosǒn Dynasty; 2. The Church under Japanese Colonial Rule; 3. The Post-Liberation Church; 11 Roman Catholicism; 1. The End of the Chosǒn Dynasty; 2. The Church under Japanese Colonial Rule; 3. The Post-Liberation Church; 12 Confucianism; 1. Recent History; 2. The Confucian Ritual System; 13 Buddhism; 1. Reasons for the Revival of Korean Buddhism. 2. Four Key Figures in the Revival of Buddhism3. The Organizational History of Modern Buddhism; 14 Islam in Korea; 15 Ch'ǒndo-gyo; 1. History of the Sect; 2. Beliefs and Practices of Ch'ǒndo-gyo; 16 Sinhǔng Chonggyo; 1. What at the Syncretic Religions?; 2. The Chǔngsan Tradition; 3. Chǒndo-gwan: The Olive Tree Church; 4. T'ongil-gyo: The Unification church; 5. Wǒn pulgyo: Revitalized Buddhism; 17 Musok-kyo; 1. The Historical Background; 2. The Practitioners of Musok-kyo; 3. The Spirits; 4. The Ceremonies; 18 Concluding Remarks; 1. Some General Observations about Korean Religions. 2. The Importance of the Study of Korean ReligionsAppendices; Appendix A; Introduction; 1. The Myth of Tan'gun; 2. Foundation Myth of Northern puyǒ; 3. Foundation Myth of Eastern Puyǒ; 4. Foundation Myth of Koguryǒ; 5. The Myth of Pak Hyǒkkǒse, Progenitor of Silla; 6. The Myth of Sǒk T'arhae, Sǒk Clan Progenitor; 7. The Myth of Kim Alchi, Kyǒngju Kim Clan Progenitor; Appendix B Religious Statistics and Commentary; Select Bibliography; Conversion Table from wade-giles to pinyin; Index and Chinese Character Glossary.

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This is an historical survey of all the religious traditions of Korea in relation to the socio-cultural trends of seven different periods of Korean history. The book includes a discussion of the history of the study of religion in Korea, a chronological description of Korean folk religion including shamanism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, Islam, and Korean New Religions, and some final observations about the unique characteristics of religious beliefs and practices in Korea.

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