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ERIC Number: EJ1058501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0034-4087
Review Essay: Moving beyond Global Encounters toward Global Reciprocity: Christian Education in East Asian Perspectives
Kim, Hyun-Sook
Religious Education, v110 n2 p181-197 2015
Christianity as a world religion was propagated from Europe and North America to Africa and Asia. Global Christianity spread to East Asia when Robert Morrison (1782-1843) arrived in Canton, China in 1807, and later in the late 19th-century Protestant missionaries from North America arrived in Japan and Korea. This Christianity experienced a modern transformation characterized by a shift from a universal religious system to multi-centered localizations in a non-Christian world. Based on the recognition that the interplay between national and global forces has a long history in East Asia, this article introduces the different developments of Christian education in East Asia, and pays specific attention to Christian education in Korea. The article will point out three issues that Christian education in both East Asia and Korea may face in the process of modern transformation. These issues can help Christians move beyond simple encounters toward global reciprocity in the process of globalization, secularization, and privatization of Christianity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; Japan; South Korea