Religions of Korea in practice

Robert E. Buswell Jr., editor

Korea has one of the most diverse religious cultures in the world today, with a range and breadth of religious practice virtually unrivalled by any other country. This volume in the "Princeton Readings in Religions" series is the first anthology in any language, including Korean, to bring together a comprehensive set of original sources covering the whole gamut of religious practice in both premodern and contemporary Korea. The book's thirty-two chapters help redress the dearth of source materials on Korean religions in Western languages. Coverage includes shamanic rituals for the dead and songs to quiet fussy newborns; Buddhist meditative practices and exorcisms; Confucian geomancy and ancestor rites; contemporary Catholic liturgy; Protestant devotional practices; internal alchemy training in new Korean religions; and, North Korean Juche ('self-reliance') ideology, an amalgam of Marxism and Neo-Confucian filial piety focused on worship of the 'father', Kim II Sung."Religions of Korea in Practice" provides substantial coverage of contemporary Korean religious practice, especially the various Christian denominations and new indigenous religions. Each chapter includes an extensive translation of original sources on Korean religious practice, accompanied by an introduction that frames the significance of the selections and offers suggestions for further reading. This book will help any reader gain a better appreciation of the rich complexity of Korea's religious culture.

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  • Princeton Readings in Religions v Contents by Theme ix Contents by Chronology xi Preface xiii Major Periods in Korean History xv Note on Transliterations and Conventions xvii Contributors xix Introduction by Don Baker 1 Buddhism Chapter 1: King Mu and the Making and Meanings of Mir ksa by Jonathan W. Best 35 Chapter 2: W n'gwang and Chajang in the Formation of Early Silla Buddhism by Pankaj N. Mohan 51 Chapter 3: A Miraculous Tale of Buddhist Practice during the Unified Silla by Richard D. McBride II 65 Chapter 4: Buddhism as a Cure for the Land by Sem Vermeersch 76 Chapter 5: The P'algwanhoe: From Buddhist Penance to Religious Festival by Sem Vermeersch 86 Chapter 6: Hell and Other Karmic Consequences: A Buddhist Vernacular Song by Younghee Lee 100 Chapter 7: A Buddhist Rite of Exorcism by Patrick R. Uhlmann 112 Chapter 8: "A Crazy Drunken Monk": Ky ngh and Modern Buddhist Meditation Practice by Jin Y. Park 130 Chapter 9: Educating Unborn Children: A S n Master's Teachings on T'aegyo by Chong Go S nim 144 Confucianism and Neo-Confucianism Chapter 10: A Party for the Spirits: Ritual Practice in Confucianism by Hongkyung Kim 163 Chapter 11: The Great Confucian-Buddhist Debate by Charles Muller 177 Chapter 12: Confucianism and the Practice of Geomancy by Hong-key Yoon 205 Chapter 13: Voices of Female Confucians in Late Choso?n Korea by Youngmin Kim 223 Shamanism Chapter 14: Yi Kyubo's "Lay of the Old Shaman" by Richard D. McBride II 233 Chapter 15: The Creation of the World and Human Suffering by Boudewijn Walraven 244 Chapter 16: Sending Away the Smallpox Gods by Antonetta Lucia Bruno 259 Chapter 17: Village Deities of Cheju Island by Boudewijn Walraven 284 Chapter 18: Shamans, the Family, and Women by Boudewijn Walraven 306 Chapter 19: A Shamanic Ritual for Sending On the Dead by Antonetta Lucia Bruno 325 Christianity Chapter 20: Martyrdom and Social Activism: The Korean Practice of Catholicism by Inshil Choe Yoon 355 Chapter 21: Catholic Rites and Liturgy by Franklin Rausch and Don Baker 376 Chapter 22: Conversion Narratives in Korean Evangelicalism by Timothy S. Lee 393 Chapter 23: A New Moral Order: Gender Equality in Korean Christianity by Hyaeweol Choi 409 Chapter 24: Indigenized Devotional Practices in Korean Evangelicalism by Timothy S. Lee 421 Chapter 25: The Grieving Rite: A Protestant Response to Confucian Ancestral Rituals by James Huntley Grayson 434 New Religions Chapter 26: The Great Transformation: Religious Practice in Ch'o?ndogyo by Don Baker 449 Chapter 27: The Korean God Is Not the Christian God: Taejonggyo's Challenge to Foreign Religions by Don Baker 464 Chapter 28: The W n Buddhist Practice of the Buddha-Nature by Jin Y. Park 476 Chapter 29: Renewing Heaven and Earth: Spiritual Discipline in Ch ngsan'gyo by Don Baker 487 Chapter 30: Rites of Passage in the Unification Church by Don Baker 497 Chapter 31: Internal Alchemy in the Dahn World School by Don Baker 508 North Korea Chapter 32: The Sociopolitical Organism: The Religious Dimensions of Juche Philosophy by Eun Hee Shin 517 Index 535

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書名 Religions of Korea in practice
著作者等 Buswell, Robert E.
シリーズ名 Princeton paperbacks
Princeton readings in religions
出版元 Princeton University Press
刊行年月 c2007
ページ数 xx, 542 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0691113475
NCID BA79968239
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国