Korean Americans and their religions: pilgrims and missionaries from a different shore

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Since 1965 the Korean American population has grown to over one million people. These Korean Americans, including immigrants and their offspring, have founded thousands of Christian congregations and scores of Buddhist temples in the United States. In fact, their religious presence is perhaps the most distinctive contribution of Korean Americans to multicultural diversity in the United States.Korean Americans and Their Religions takes the first sustained look at this new component of the American religious mosaic.

The fifteen chapters focus on cultural, racial, gender, and generational factors and are noteworthy for the attention they give to both Christian and Buddhist traditions and to both first– and second-generation experiences. The editors and contributors represent the fields of sociology, psychology, theology, and religious ministry and themselves embody the diversities underlying the Korean American religious experience: they are Korean immigrants who are leaders in their fields and second-generation Korean Americans beginning their careers as well as leaders of both Christian and Buddhist communities. Among them are sympathetically analytical outside observers.

Korean Americans and Their Religions is a welcome addition to the emerging literature in the sociology of "new immigrant" religious communities, and it provides the fullest portrait yet of the Korean religious experience in America.

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table_of_contents A theological reflection on the cultural tensions between first-century Hebraic and Hellenistic Jewish Christians and between twentieth-century first- and second-generation Korean Americans /, Being Korean, being Christian: particularism and universalism in a second-generation congregation /, Beyond "strictness" to distinctiveness: generational transition in Korean Protestant churches /, Ethnic identity formation and participation in immigrant churches: second-generation Korean American experiences /, Ethnic roles of Korean immigrant churches in the United States /, Intra-ethnic religious diversity: Korean Buddhists and Protestants in greater Boston /, Korean American religion in international perspective /, Pilgrimage and home in the wilderness of marginality: symbols and context in Asian American theology /, Religion as a variable in mental health: a case for Korean Americans /, The Korean immigrant church as case and model /, The growth of Korean Buddhism in the United States with special reference to Southern California /, The intersection of religion, race, gender and ethnicity in the identity formation of Korean American Evangelical women /, The transformation of a first-generation church into a bilingual second-generation church /, Turning the wheel of Dharma in the West: Korean Sŏn Buddhism in North America /, Won Buddhism in the United States /
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