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Particularism and Universalism in the Book of Isaiah

Isaiah’s Implications for a Pluralistic World from a Korean Perspective

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Se Hoon Jang

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.
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.