Korean Feminists in Conversation with the Bible, Church and Society
Lee, Kyung Sook and Kyung Mi Park, editors
Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2011 pp. xiv + 128. $85.00
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Description: This book offers scholars and students outside Korea some insight into what forms feminist biblical interpretation takes in Korea and what approaches Korean feminists adopt for dealing with the Bible in their writing and their professional lives. The contributors to this book represent a wide spectrum of the Korean feminist Christian movement. They include university and seminary teachers, ministers, and field workers. This book is a product of their numerous meetings and discussions on the practical issues that define contemporary Korean women's lives. In it, the contributors reflect on the diverse situations modern Korean women have faced and continue to struggle with, among them, the traditional religious culture based on Confucianism, economic globalization, postcolonialism, the problems of migrant women labourers, and the trauma of being forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II. They view these situations in the light of the lives and experiences of women in the Old and New Testaments, and they look to the Bible for resources for dealing with them.
Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Ideological Critique, Feminist Approaches, Postcolonial Approaches
Review by Suzie Park
Citation: Suzie Park, review of Kyung Sook Lee and Kyung Mi Park, eds., Korean Feminists in Conversation with the Bible, Church and Society, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).
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