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Title: Christian Self-Cultivation
Subtitle: The Korean Experience
Author(s): KIM, Sung-Hae , HEISIG, James W.
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 14 Issue: 1 Date: 2004
In looking back over 220-year spiritual tradition of Korean Christianity and trying to compare it to that of Korean Buddhism whose history reaches back more than sixteen centuries, I cannot help feeling like a small flowering bush standing beside an ancient pine tree. Yet such comparisons are unavoidable in a situation like that of South Korea where the religious population is evenly divided between Buddhists and Christians. For my part, the task is both lightened and encouraged by the ten past years of encounters I have had with Buddhist monks and nuns at the Seton Inter-Religious Research Center. This article deals on a tradition unfamiliar to Christianity but adopted in this shared cultural context by its members.