The English Church Mission in Corea; Its Faith and Practice

The English Church Mission in Corea; Its Faith and Practice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...they should put aside their religious duties as of secondary importance, and by so doing, of course, injure their spiritual life. So that religion may have also a prominent aspect, the Hostel girls who graduate are required at home to pass a religious examination, and if they pass it they receive a certificate from the Bishop. It was not considered right that they should graduate in secular subjects only, especially those girls who are qualifying as future teachers in the Mission schools. What do these girls do with their lives when they leave the Hostel? The greater number will, of course, marry and others will become teachers in the Mission schools. More recently one has desired to attend lectures at the hospital preparatory to beginning her training as a nurse. Time alone can show what other developments await the Corean girl. One thing is certain, the old life is vanishing never to appear again. 3. The Yang-Tok-I/Von = The Hall for Cultivating Virtue.-This division of the Sisters' work, though at present small, is one that may have far-reaching results which at present can only be guessed at. This house, with its high-sounding name, was opened in June, 1914, partly for Christian women of good character whom either widowhood or desertion-by their husbands had left without protection and support, and partly for others who, though of marriageable age, had for one reason or another never entered into that holy estate. Here they are gathered in safe from the harm which surrounds the-unprotected woman in Corea, while custom allows a widow to be carried off by anyone and hardly recognizes an unmarried woman as being respectable. In the YangTok-Won they are taught how to work and to support themselves. They live under a simple rule, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236915968
  • 9781236915962