Chondogyo Scripture: Donggyeong Daejeon (Great Scripture of Eastern Learning)
Yong Choon Kim
University Press of America, 2007 - Religion - 90 pages
Chondogyo is a unique and indigenous religion of Korea founded in 1860 by Choe Je-u, better known as Suun, his pen name. Chondogyo means "the Religion of Heavenly Way." Originally called Donghak, meaning "Eastern leaning," the religious movement is regarded as one of the most important in Korean history, with a particular impact on modern Korean society and politics. Its scripture has played a foundational and essential role in the belief system of Chondogyo, containing Suun's ideas about God, man, and the world, as well as his own religious experience. This translation represents the only complete translation of Donggyeong Daejeon with notes in English. The study of Chondogyo has been limited in the West due to its lack of circulation in Western languages. With this translation, a main part of the Chondogyo literature is available to the worldwide community of scholars and students engaged in the study of this important Korean religion. This work, therefore, makes a significant contribution to the scholarship of world religions.
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APPENDIX B IMPORTANT TERMS AND IDEAS OF CHONDOGYO
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According to Donghak/Chondogyo According to Suun ancient China arrival asked bearing and serving become buryeon giyeon Byeong-hui called Cheondo cheonju Chinese characters Choe Je-u Choe Si-hyeong Chondogyo Scripture Choseon dynasty Chou dynasty Chunam Church Confucian Confucius cultivate Daegu Daoism destiny disciples divine donggwi ilche Donggyeong Daejeon Donghak movement Donghak Revolution Eastern Learning Eight Verses eternal five agents flowers blossom gaebyeok God's Gumi Mountain Gung Gyeongju Haeweol Han-geul Hanmun Hanullim Heavenly honorific name human humankind idea in Chondogyo important ideas incantation Jeon Bong-Jun Korean language literally means live lotus flower Mencius moon moral Muwi ihwa mystical nature Neo-Confucianism Nonhak-mun Podeok-mun propriety realized received the revelation sage Scripture of Eastern selfish sincerity Songs of Yongdam spiritual training spring Sung dynasty susim jeonggi Suun received Taoist teaching things translation tree truth of Donghak Uiam Ultimate Energy universe virtue vital force Western words writing of Suun wu-wei Yongdam Yusa