This study offers a critical assessment of the two contested issues, religious pluralism and iconoclasm, from a Korean perspective by looking at a number of Isaiah’s central themes, which can be identified as particularistic and universalistic. It also seeks to elucidate the contemporary implications of Isaiah’s particularistic and universalistic themes for a pluralistic world, especially for Korean religious communities, which have been overwhelmed by a fiery debate about these issues.
Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2005. XII, 226 pp.
Contents: The Korean Churches and Religious Pluralism – The Korean Churches and Iconoclasm – Strategy for Reading Isaiah –
The Holy One of Israel – The Monotheistic Manifesto of Isaiah – The Unique Role of Torah in Isaiah – Mount Zion as the Cosmic
centre – The New Creation – The New Israel.