Religions of Korea in Practice (BOK)

Robert E. Buswell Jr

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Korea has one of the most diverse religious cultures in the world today, with a range and breadth of religious practice virtually unrivalled by any other country. This volume in the "Princeton Readings in Religions" series is the first anthology in any language, including Korean, to bring together a comprehensive set of original sources covering the whole gamut of religious practice in both premodern and contemporary Korea. The book's thirty-two chapters help redress the dearth of source materials on Korean religions in Western languages. Coverage includes shamanic rituals for the dead and songs to quiet fussy newborns; Buddhist meditative practices and exorcisms; Confucian geomancy and ancestor rites; contemporary Catholic liturgy; Protestant devotional practices; internal alchemy training in new Korean religions; and, North Korean Juche ('self-reliance') ideology, an amalgam of Marxism and Neo-Confucian filial piety focused on worship of the 'father', Kim II Sung."Religions of Korea in Practice" provides substantial coverage of contemporary Korean religious practice, especially the various Christian denominations and new indigenous religions. Each chapter includes an extensive translation of original sources on Korean religious practice, accompanied by an introduction that frames the significance of the selections and offers suggestions for further reading. This book will help any reader gain a better appreciation of the rich complexity of Korea's religious culture.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Robert E. Buswell Jr
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780691113470
Antall sider 568 Dimensjoner 16,7cm x 23,7cm x 3,2cm
Vekt 896 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
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