Asia's Only Protestant-Dominant Nation, and 1000 Catholic Saints: History, Churches and Heroes, virtually from my home-office
Despite hundreds of years of missionaries backed by colonialism, Christianity has not been very successful all across Asia. . . But Korea is quite the exception! A strong Catholicism *self-started* in the 1700s, but was brutally crushed, leaving a thousand martyr-saints . America and British missionaries introduced their Protestant denominations in the 1880s, and a unique blaze erupted converting much of the nation, especially in Pyongyang. They both held strong through against Japanese imperialism and the horrors of the Korean War, and then the four decades of dictatorships, to emerge in the light of democratic freedom as Asia's strongest, best-financed, and most influential national Christianity. Today Korea hosts the most vibrant Protestant organizations led by charismatic preachers in all of Asia, some bigger than America's "mega-churches", and with global reach. And it's also the origin and home of many strange fanatical cults, including the largest and richest one that the world has ever seen!
-> brief 'check in' and our mutual introductions
-> The Origin and Persecutions of Korean Catholicism, 1700s to 1866
-> The Introduction and Flourishing of Korean Protestant Sects 1882-1907, and greatest early Churches
-> The Revival of Korean Catholicism in 1890s-1900s, and greatest early Churches
-> Korean Christianity under Japanese Colonialism 1905-1945: Survival with American Assistance
-> Korean Christianity during Division and War 1945-53: Radical Shifts
-> Korean Christianity under Dictatorships 1954-87: Drive for Democracy
-> Korean Christianity in Modern Times 1988-now: Mega-Churches and Cults, Controversies and Global Reach
-> 'Wrap up' with final questions; your interests will be addressed at anytime -- anything from the basics to any advanced details is fine; as a longtime professor of the history of Korean spiritual culture, I can handle almost any queries.
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