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Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea by George L. Kallander (review)

Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea by George L. Kallander (review) Journal of Korean Religions 4/2 2013 Understanding the religious life of the traditional Korean people with an analysis of a traditional calendar such as the Sihŏllyŏk is innovative, but it demands a wide range of knowledge, not only because the calendar itself con- sists of various cosmological elements but also because it is a socio-historical product. Despite some contradictory statements and redundancy by the author, I would say that this book deserves to be evaluated as the only systematic analysis to date of the traditional calendar through which we can better understand the religious life of the traditional Korean people. Dong-kyu Kim Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Religion Sogang University Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea. By George L. Kallander, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013, xxv, 312 p. George Kallander set himself a challenging task, namely, to investigate, analyze and evaluate the religious, cultural, socio-political, philosophical and historical roots of Tonghak/Ch’ŏndogyo, the native Korean religion that grew into a revolutionary force in the latter half of nineteenth-century Korea. That he succeeds in this task is admirable, and is a tribute to the breadth of his scholar- ship and to his perspicacity as a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Korean Religions University of Hawai'I Press

Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea by George L. Kallander (review)

Journal of Korean Religions , Volume 4 (2) – Nov 28, 2013

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Abstract

Journal of Korean Religions 4/2 2013 Understanding the religious life of the traditional Korean people with an analysis of a traditional calendar such as the Sihŏllyŏk is innovative, but it demands a wide range of knowledge, not only because the calendar itself con- sists of various cosmological elements but also because it is a socio-historical product. Despite some contradictory statements and redundancy by the author, I would say that this book deserves to be evaluated as the only systematic analysis to date of the traditional calendar through which we can better understand the religious life of the traditional Korean people. Dong-kyu Kim Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Religion Sogang University Salvation through Dissent: Tonghak Heterodoxy and Early Modern Korea. By George L. Kallander, Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2013, xxv, 312 p. George Kallander set himself a challenging task, namely, to investigate, analyze and evaluate the religious, cultural, socio-political, philosophical and historical roots of Tonghak/Ch’ŏndogyo, the native Korean religion that grew into a revolutionary force in the latter half of nineteenth-century Korea. That he succeeds in this task is admirable, and is a tribute to the breadth of his scholar- ship and to his perspicacity as a

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Journal of Korean ReligionsUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Nov 28, 2013

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