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Building a Heaven on EarthReligion, Activism, and Protest in Japanese Occupied Korea$
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Albert L. Park

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780824839659

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824839659.001.0001

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A Heavenly Kingdom on Earth

A Heavenly Kingdom on Earth

The Rise of Religious Social Ideology

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Building a Heaven on Earth

Albert L. Park

University of Hawai'i Press

Chapter 3 shows how the changed reality due to capitalism and developments such as new colonial policies and antireligious movements led Yi Ton-hwa, Hong P’yŏng- sŏn, and Pae Min- su to reconceptualize ideas of time, space, and religious experience in order to help people negotiate modernity. Their reinterpretation of religious experience as being rooted in the present and everyday life and calls for religious institutions to build “heavenly kingdoms” furnished new ideas of agency and community and provided the rationale for the YMCA, Presbyterian, and Ch’ŏndogyo rural movements.

Keywords:   anti-religion campaigns, Ch’ŏndogyo, Yi Ton-hwa, Hong P’yŏng-sŏn, Pae Min-su, heavenly kingdoms, everyday life, love, community

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