Bible Classes and the Spread of Literacy Education in Early Twentieth-Century Korea

Shortly after the rise of Protestantism in Korea in the 1880s, Bible classes began to be formed to promote the study of Christian scripture. By the mid-1890s, these classes were being widely offered. As a result of The Great Revival Movement of 1907, the need for a system to educate and form new bel...

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Published in:Religious education
Main Author: Lee, Myung-sil
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group [2017]
In:Religious education
Year: 2017, Volume: 112, Issue: 5, Pages: 542-556
Online Access: Volltext (Resolving-System)
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Summary:Shortly after the rise of Protestantism in Korea in the 1880s, Bible classes began to be formed to promote the study of Christian scripture. By the mid-1890s, these classes were being widely offered. As a result of The Great Revival Movement of 1907, the need for a system to educate and form new believers became evident. In this article, I examine these Bible classes and discuss their meaning in the educational history of Korea by analyzing the contents of the monthly journal, The Korea Mission Field.
ISSN:1547-3201
Contains:Enthalten in: Religious education
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1080/00344087.2017.1297282