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Beginner Level

Approx. 8 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Korean, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Image Matters to Theology (and You)

The chief goal of the course will be to understand a rapid growth and dynamic development of the Korean Protestant churches and indigenous theology by exploring various images of God in Korea. The first module will focus on an important methodological shift in contemporary theology from conceptual intellect to the human imagination. ...
6 videos (Total 48 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
6 videos
Orientation4m
Why Images?7m
Theology, as a Work of the Imagination7m
Concept of God vs. Image of God8m
The Image of God: A Psychoanalytic Understanding16m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Module 110m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

God as Father: Psychoanalytic Approaches to God-Image

The second module will discuss one’s formation of God-image as a Father with a comprehensive understanding of Freud’s psychoanalysis since many psychoanalytic theorists have argued that one’s early experience of parental relationship has an unavoidable, unconscious impact upon the formation of one’s own God-images....
5 videos (Total 55 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
God is Our Father, Is He Good Enough?10m
Freud, a Theologian12m
Imago: Psychoanalysis and Religion10m
Why did Freud Reject God the Father?18m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Module 210m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

God as Heaven: Korean Confucian Culture and God-Image

The module 3 will examine the image of a heavenly God in the cultural context of Korea with the emphasis on Korean Confucian understanding of the "Chon" (heaven). Noting the collective (cultural) representations of the "Chon" (heaven), the interplay among transcendental and immanent images of God in the formation of the Korean Protestant churches will be discussed. ...
5 videos (Total 50 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
Understanding Self (and God) in the West and East11m
Mental and Collective Representations of God10m
Hanunim: The Korean Term for God7m
The Heaven in Korean Confucianism15m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Module 310m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

God as Rice: A Dialectical Imagination of Minjung Theologians

The module 4 will focus on Kwok Pui-lan’s proposal of biblical interpretation as “Dialogical Imagination” in which the Korean Minjung theology strengthens the power of theological imagination. This module will demonstrate how the immanent image of God as rice to the Korean Minjung theology became the central theme of the Christian social movement in Korea. ...
5 videos (Total 44 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz
5 videos
A Way of Dialogical Imagination5m
Minjung Theology and Its Creative Imagination6m
Chang Il-dam: A Social Biography of Minjung10m
God is Rice15m
1 reading
Recommended Readings for Module 410m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz10m
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By RMFeb 18th 2018

Concise, completely on topic, lots of excellent references for future study. Very interesting and thought provoking.

By JQNov 14th 2017

Interesting course about stuff I'd never considered. Thanks.

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Soo-Young Kwon

Professor
College of Theology

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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