The Origin and Characteristics of Evangelical Protestantism in Korea at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

  title={The Origin and Characteristics of Evangelical Protestantism in Korea at the Turn of the Twentieth Century},
  author={Dae Young Ryu},
  journal={Church History},
  pages={371 - 398}
  • D. Ryu
  • Published 12 May 2008
  • History
  • Church History
One peculiar phenomenon in the Korean Protestant churches today is that most churches, regardless of their size and denomination, assert that they are “evangelical.” By claiming to be evangelical, they want to display not simply their conservative theological stance but also continuity with their tradition. Self-acclaimed evangelical churches generally believe that the early Korean church in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was also evangelical, and hence they are its true… 

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