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This course will be an overview of a development of the theological methods in relation to Korea’s cultural context. Completing the course, the learners can understand cultural influences on the dynamic development of Korean churches and indigenous theology; they can also gain an insight into their own image of God and theological imagination in their own cultural context.
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Curso 100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Beginner Level

Nivel principiante

Clock

Aprox. 7 horas para completar

Sugerido: 4 hours/week
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English

Subtítulos: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Image Matters to Theology (and You)

The chief goal of the course will be to understand a rapid growth and dynamic development of the Korean Protestant churches and indigenous theology by exploring various images of God in Korea. The first module will focus on an important methodological shift in contemporary theology from conceptual intellect to the human imagination. ...
Reading
6 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Orientation4m
Why Images?7m
Theology, as a Work of the Imagination7m
Concept of God vs. Image of God8m
The Image of God: A Psychoanalytic Understanding16m
Reading1 readings
Recommended Readings for Module 110m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz10m

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God as Father: Psychoanalytic Approaches to God-Image

The second module will discuss one’s formation of God-image as a Father with a comprehensive understanding of Freud’s psychoanalysis since many psychoanalytic theorists have argued that one’s early experience of parental relationship has an unavoidable, unconscious impact upon the formation of one’s own God-images....
Reading
5 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
God is Our Father, Is He Good Enough?10m
Freud, a Theologian12m
Imago: Psychoanalysis and Religion10m
Why did Freud Reject God the Father?18m
Reading1 readings
Recommended Readings for Module 210m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz10m

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God as Heaven: Korean Confucian Culture and God-Image

The module 3 will examine the image of a heavenly God in the cultural context of Korea with the emphasis on Korean Confucian understanding of the "Chon" (heaven). Noting the collective (cultural) representations of the "Chon" (heaven), the interplay among transcendental and immanent images of God in the formation of the Korean Protestant churches will be discussed. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Understanding Self (and God) in the West and East11m
Mental and Collective Representations of God10m
Hanunim: The Korean Term for God7m
The Heaven in Korean Confucianism15m
Reading1 readings
Recommended Readings for Module 310m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz10m

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God as Rice: A Dialectical Imagination of Minjung Theologians

The module 4 will focus on Kwok Pui-lan’s proposal of biblical interpretation as “Dialogical Imagination” in which the Korean Minjung theology strengthens the power of theological imagination. This module will demonstrate how the immanent image of God as rice to the Korean Minjung theology became the central theme of the Christian social movement in Korea. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
A Way of Dialogical Imagination5m
Minjung Theology and Its Creative Imagination6m
Chang Il-dam: A Social Biography of Minjung10m
God is Rice15m
Reading1 readings
Recommended Readings for Module 410m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz10m

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God as Spirit: Where Pentecostal Spirituality and Liberationist Spirituality Meet

The last module will first examine how shamanistic beliefs affected the healing ministry of Christianity through the Pentecostal movement in Korea. The module will show that both the Korean Pentecostal group and the liberationist group can commonly interpret God as Spirit to be a fundamental base for their theological imagination....
Reading
5 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Where Korean Liberation Theology and Pentecostalism Meet10m
Korean Spirits Live Together in this World9m
How God Heals Korean Han9m
How 'God as Spirit' Transforms Us17m
Reading1 readings
Recommended Readings for Module 510m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 5 Quiz10m
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Top Reviews

By RMFeb 18th 2018

Concise, completely on topic, lots of excellent references for future study. Very interesting and thought provoking.

By JQNov 14th 2017

Interesting course about stuff I'd never considered. Thanks.

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About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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