Korean Religions Print

Call for Proposals

This Group invites panel or paper proposals on the following topics:

  • Interreligious dialogue involving Korean religions in or outside Korea, especially those focusing on Buddhist–Christian dialogue
  • Religion and the civil in the Korean context, including church and state issues in South Korea — e.g., Buddhists’ protest of Lee Myung Bak’s dedication of Seoul to God or Christians’ protests of the financial support Buddhist temples receive from government
  • Civil society and religion — e.g., public theology or religious organizations’ advocacy for foreign workers and North Korean refugees
  • Korean Buddhism in the Silla period
  • Korean Buddhist philosophy of mind or modern Korean Buddhism
  • Korean religions outside Korea
  • Institutionalization and unintended consequences in Korean Confucianism


This Group provides a forum for the scholarly exchange of ideas on the religions of Korea. It addresses all aspects of religions and religious experiences of Korea — past and present and traditional and modern. The Group investigates Korean religions in all its diversity, including social, cultural, historical, political, and philosophical, giving full weight to the complexity of religious phenomena in Korea. The Group encourages conversations that compare aspects of Korean religions with those of other religious traditions, as well as theoretical conversations about religion that are grounded in Korean religions. In order to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of Korean religions, the Group welcomes scholars from both in and outside of Korean religions and fosters a dialogue among scholars from different religious traditions as well as different disciplinary approaches to religions.

Anonymity of Review Process

Proposer names are visible to Chairs but anonymous to steering committee members.


Timothy S. Lee
Brite Divinity School
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Jin Y. Park
American University
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