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The Donghak Concept of God/Heaven

Religion and Social Transformation

Kiyul Chung

The Donghak Concept of God/Heaven: Religion and Social Transformation philosophically and theologically attempts to initiate, invent, and invoke inter-religious dialogues between Korean religious and intellectual traditions and non-Korean traditions, particularly Western traditions. For numerous reasons, there has been a virtual absence of authentic Korean studies in Western academia. By presenting Donghak as a case study of religion for social transformation, this book examines why Korean religious and intellectual traditions have been almost nonexistent and, if existent, distorted, misrepresented, or misunderstood in Western religious and philosophical studies.