Journal of Korean Religions, vol. 7, no. 1 (2016)

Journal of Korean Religions vol. 7, no. 1 features the following articles by scholars:

Research Articles

Special Series: Religious Thinks of Modern Korea

  • The Philosophy of Sŏn Master T’oeong Sŏngchŏl (1912–1993)
    by Bernard Senécal S.J.

Book Reviews

  • Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in Korea: From Ancient to Contemporary Times. Charlotte Horlyck and Michael J. Pettid.
    reviewed by Laurel Kendall
  • Building A Heaven on Earth: Religion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese-Occupied Korea. Albert L. Park.
    reviewed by Hwansoo Kim
  • Korea’s Great Buddhist-Confucian Debate: The Treatises of Chŏng Tojŏn (Sambong) and Hamhŏ Tŭkt’ong (Kihwa). Korean Classics Library: Philosophy and Religion. Translated and with an introduction by A. Charles Muller.
    reviewed by Sem Vermeersch
  • Han’guk chŏnjaeng kwa kidokkyo [The Korean War and Protestantism]. Yoon Jeong Ran.
    reviewed by Kyuhoon Choa

Find the full text of the issue at Project MUSE

About the Journal

The Journal of Korean Religions is the only English-language academic journal dedicated to the study of Korean religions. It aims to stimulate interest in and research on Korean religions across a range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Launched in 2010 by the Institute for the Study of Religion at Sogang University in Korea, it is peer-reviewed and published twice yearly, in April and October.


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