Cawley, Kevin N., author.

Religious and philosophical traditions of Korea / Kevin N. Cawley. - First edition. - Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. - xxiii, 197 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Religions and philosophies in East Asia: pathways for self-transformation -- Adaptations and interactions: Chinese traditions and Korean ways -- From Buddhism to neo-Confucianism: metaphysics and hegemony -- Sagehood meets western learning: from principle to the Lord of heaven -- Eastern learning and Protestant Christianity: new religions and a Korean God -- Korea(s) complex modernity: Buddhist renewals, post-Christianities, Juche and Shamanism.

"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 emphasizes 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" --

9781138193406 (pbk.) ; 9781138193390 (hbk.) ; 9781315639369 (Invalid ISBN) (ebk.) ;


Philosophy, Korean.


Korea--Religion.
Korea--Intellectual life.

BL2230 C35 2019

200.9519
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