International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Revisiting the Confucian Norms in Korean Church Growth
Dr. Song-Chong Lee

Abstract
This paper will explore the Confucian cultural norms, which the author believes have played a crucial role for the Korean church growth. There have been a considerable number of works dealing with the common aspects of Korean Christian and Confucian thoughts. However, not much comprehensive research has been done on the role of Confucianism particularly for the Korean church's growth. The author will discuss five major Confucian cultural norms: 1.Collectivism or Community-centered Value, 2. Heavy emphasis on education, 3. Heavy emphasis on excellent leadership, 4. The obsession with the orthodoxy and 5. The role as civil religion.

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