Awakening the Hermit Kingdom
This book brings a new light to the history of Protestantism in Korea by revealing the identity and activities of the women missionaries, as well as the level of religious and social impact made by their presence and work in Korea.
Awakening the Hermit Kingdom: Pioneer American Women Missionaries in Korea is timely, needed, remarkably well researched and filled with delightful detail about the lives of women missionaries. Although the book is a scholarly piece of work it is still written in story form with fascinating details about the women missionaries' lives, personal struggles, and other aspects that make the reading engaging and inspiring.Samuel Hugh MoffettHenry Winters Luce Professor of Ecumenics and Mission, Emeritus Princeton Theological Seminary
This study of the first generation of missionary work in Korea focuses on the crucial role Western women played. Their dynamic vision and courage was remarkable. Relying on diaries and letters written by missionaries, Dr. Katherine Lee Anh captures this story admirably. She shows that the pioneering work of these missionary women established precedents that opened the way for pioneering work by Korean women in church and society. This is an indispensable part of the history of the modern mission movement.
Wilbert R. Shenksenior professor of Mission History Fuller Graduate School of Intercultural Studies
- Pages: 424
- Publisher: William Carey Library
- Binding: Paperback
- Publish Year: 2009
- ISBN: 9780878080120
- Vendor: William Carey Publishing