Political insecurity,social chaos, religious void and the rise of Protestantism in late nineteenth-century Korea

@article{Kim2001PoliticalIC,
  title={Political insecurity,social chaos, religious void and the rise of Protestantism in late nineteenth-century Korea},
  author={Andrew Eungi Kim},
  journal={Social History},
  year={2001},
  volume={26},
  pages={267 - 281}
}
  • A. Kim
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Social History
This study offers a systematic historical sociology of the genesis and initial expansion of Protestant Christianity in Korea, thereby bringing into sharper relief the determinant nexus of social and political circumstances that set the stage for the new religion's subsequent rise to prominence and power in South Korea. It is argued here that structural strains, such as dire poverty, a rigid status system, corrupted officialdom and an oppressive social system, as well as political instability… Expand
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