Korea has one of the most dynamic and diverse religious cultures of any nation on earth. Koreans are highly religious, yet no single religious community enjoys dominance. Buddhists share the Korean religious landscape with both Protestant and Catholic Christians as well as with shamans, Confucians, and practitioners of numerous new religions. As a result, Korea is a fruitful site for the exploration of the various manifestations of spirituality in the modern world. At the same time, however, the complexity of the country’s religious topography can overwhelm the novice explorer.
Emphasizing the attitudes and aspirations of the Korean people rather than ideology, Don Baker has written Korean Sprituality, an accessible aid to navigating the highways and byways of Korean spirituality.
Dimensions of Asian Spirituality
April 2008 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3257-5 / $15.00 (PAPER)