Buddhist and protestant Korean immigrants: religious beliefs and socioeconomic aspects of life

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LFB Scholarly Pub., 2003 - Law - 361 pages
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Kwon explores how Korea's two major religious groups, Buddhists and Protestants, have emigrated and how their religious beliefs affect their adjustments after immigration. Kwon bases his study on a survey of 114 Korean congregations, participatory observation of a Buddhist temple and a Protestant church, and in-depth interviews with 109 devout immigrants. He finds that non-religious variables-urban background, educational level, and social class-have a greater effect on adjustment to the host society than religion does. Religious congregations promote members' social capital for adjustment, but at the same religious participation serves as a barrier to assimilation.

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Contents

Immigration Waves and Church Growth
21
Growth of Christianity in Korea
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Buddhist and Protestant Immigrants
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