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Title: The spirit of Captalism in Korea : tracking the rapid growth and stagnation of the Korean protestant church, 1960-2000
Author: Min-Ho, Chung
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2005
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This study is to identify capitalist characteristics in the modern Korean Protestant church in terms of its rapid growth and stagnation from the 1960s to 2000. The approach throughout this research has been to show the particular private ethic centred cultural foundations of the dynamics of development and progress in the religious intellectual point of view. Methodologically, four main objectives were installed: first, the characterisation of neo-Confucian Korean culture epitomised into three representative categories - patriarchal familism, justification of hierarchically discriminated stratification, and constructed concentration of power; second, the categorisation of the features of capitalism on the basis of previous cultural analysis; third, to exemplify features of how neo-Confucian capitalism was accommodated into Protestant ministry and reflected in church growth from the 1960s to the early 1990s; and, finally, to examine the dysfunction of neo-Confucian capitalist church ministry resulting in church stagnation since the 1990s.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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