This chapter focuses on Christianity in Korea. The religion entered the peninsula and gave Koreans new options for addressing old problems by supplying new answers to people's inability to overcome the presence of evil in the world. This religion also provided new ways of conceiving and interacting with supernatural forces, new techniques for transcending the limitations of existence as an individual, and new approaches for resolving the contradiction between the presumption of human perfectibility and the reality of human moral weakness. The old religions and philosophies in Korea were changed by their encounters with Christianity, even though these traditional concepts continue to be the spirituality of choice for large numbers of Koreans.
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