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Things I don’t know about Korea, part 3
Posted By Jonathan Dresner On 9/2/2012 @ 3:08 pm In 1960s,1970s,1980s,Christianity,Contemporary,General,Historiography,Postwar,Religion,US-Korea | 2 Comments
One of the things that I noticed about the materials I used last time I taught Korean history1 is that the texts I chose for my course did not mention, much less discuss in depth, the recently departed Moon Sun Myung‘s Unification Church. The global reach of this uniquely Korean Christian sect would seem to make it a natural topic for discussion, but even works that look in some detail at the religious changes of modern Korean history didn’t address this sect.
The absence was so striking, that I started to wonder if there was some sort of political minefield or cultural taboo at work, or if I had grossly misunderstood the scale and impact of the movement. I haven’t been looking all that hard for answers one way or the other in the two years since, but I certainly would like to have some better sense going in this time.
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