The Justice of World Churches

The Justice of World Churches : On the Theological Declarations in Situations of Oppression and Injustice from Korea, Germany and South Africa

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In this book, we can understand the justice of God through following three declarations of Korean and World churches: the 'Barmen Theological Declaration' (Germany, 1934), the 'Belhar Confession' of the Dutch Reformed Mission Church (1982/1986) and the 'Kairos document' (1985), In addition, this book presents the 'Theological Declaration of Korean Christians, 1973'. First of all I will analyze the contents of the declarations and assess it in terms of the minjung movements as presented in the text: 'Theological Declaration of Korean Christians' of 1973, the 'Declaration for Democratic National Salvation, 1976'. With respect to this declaration, this book surveys them in terms of the theological, political, social and economical contexts of minjung, and in terms of the role of the Christian leaders of those days. The book analyses the 'Declaration of the churches of Korea on national reunification and peace, 1988'. The political situation of those days became increasingly complicated as time went on. Before church leaders proclaimed the declaration of 1988, approximately 4-5 million protesters who consisted of minjung people and middle class intellectuals and workers, participated in the movements for democracy in Korea. This book will deal with lots of issues and proposals in the declarations.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 163 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 10.41mm | 303.91g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507888074
  • 9781507888070
  • 2,359,400

About Yongjea John Han

Pastor, Yongjea John Han Dongguk University, Chosun Graduate School Honam Theological Seminary New Brunswick Theological Seminary(USA) Kampen Theological University(Netherland) The Good Follower & Living Soom Mission Society in Vancouver of Canada [Books: Are You Breathing with God?, Slow City, The Justice of World Churches]show more