Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea
Cawley, Kevin N.
197 p. 23 cm
This text addresses a wide range of traditions - from Confucianism to Shamanism to Christianity - and takes a historical view running through to the present day.
Religious and Philosophical Traditions of Korea addresses a wide range of traditions, serving as a guide to those interested in Buddhism, Confucianism, Shamanism, Christianity and many others. It brings readers along a journey from the past to the present, moving beyond the confines of the Korean peninsula. In this book Kevin N. Cawley examines the different ideas which have shaped a vibrant and exciting intellectual history and engages with some of the key texts and figures from Korea's intellectual traditions. This comprehensive and riveting text emphasises how some of these ideas have real relevance in the world today and how they have practical value for our lives in the twenty-first century. Students, researchers and academics in the growing area of Korean Studies will find this book indispensable. It will also be of interest to undergraduates and graduate students interested in the comparative study of Asian religions, philosophies and cultures.
Table of Contents
List of Figures Language Note Acknowledgements Prologue Chapter One: Religions and Philosophies in East Asia: 'Pathways' for Self-Transformation Chapter Two: Adaptations and Interactions: Chinese Traditions and Korean Ways Chapter Three: From Buddhism to Neo-Confucianism: Metaphysics and Hegemony Chapter Four: Sagehood meets 'Western' Learning: From 'Principle' to 'The Lord of Heaven' Chapter Five: 'Eastern' Learning and Protestant Christianity: New Religions and a 'Korean' God Chapter Six: Korea(s) Complex Modernity: Buddhist Renewals, Post-Christianities, Juche and Shamanism Epilogue Index