The challenge that Confucian filial piety poses for Korean churches

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dc.contributor.author Park, David Moonseok
dc.contributor.author Muller, Julian C.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-13T06:21:19Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-13T06:21:19Z
dc.date.issued 2014-04-30
dc.description This article is based on a dissertation completed for a PhD degree in the Department of Practical Theology under the supervision of Prof. Dr J.C. Müller. (http://repository.up.ac.za/handle/2263/23902) en_US
dc.description.abstract Contemporary ancestor worship is currently practiced around the world in several different forms. However, the essence and practice of ancestor worship varies throughout Asia, Africa, Oceania and Latin America. The context of countries under the influence of Confucianism is very different from that of other countries. Confucianism teaches that ancestor worship is the most prized display of filial piety toward one’s dead ancestors. Amongst Asian countries under the influence of Confucianism – specifically China, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and Korea – ancestor worship has not only been accepted and propagated as a culture, but it is also considered to be filial piety. Especially the Korean people think that ancestor worship is a very important expression of filial piety, and it is a ritual which they practice regularly during their festive days. What does Confucianism teach about filial piety, and how is ancestor worship practiced? What does the Bible teach about filial piety? Are practical applications of biblical filial piety present in Korean society? Rather than allowing Confucian ancestor worship to take root in Korean society as a traditional Korean heritage, the conclusion is that Korean Christians must make an effort to teach and facilitate biblical filial piety. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
dc.description.uri http://www.hts.org.za en_US
dc.identifier.citation Park, D.M. & Muller, J.C., 2014, 'The challenge that Confucian filial piety poses for Korean churches', HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies 70(2), Art. #1959, 8 pages. http://dx.DOI.org/ 10.4102/hts.v70i2.1959. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0259-9422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2072-8050 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.4102/hts.v70i2.1959
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/41224
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher AOSIS Open Journals en_US
dc.rights © 2014. The Authors. Licensee: AOSIS OpenJournals. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Ancestor worship en_US
dc.subject Korean churches en_US
dc.subject Confucianism en_US
dc.subject Confucian ancestor worship en_US
dc.subject Confucian filial piety en_US
dc.subject Biblical filial piety en_US
dc.title The challenge that Confucian filial piety poses for Korean churches en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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