International Development and Public Religion
Changing Dynamics of Christian Mission in South Korea
Imprint: Pickwick Publications
"The rise of Christianity in South Korea is reflected in the emergence of faith-based, humanitarian NGOs like Korea Food for the Hungry International and Good Neighbors. Haemin Lee probes thoughtfully into the theological underpinnings and development practices of these organizations. Dr. Lee combines academic erudition with extensive visits to the field in examining how Korean Christian mission now includes development goals, and contributes to a new direction in Korean public religion."
--Richard L. Haney, Executive Director, Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship
"Haemin Lee's groundbreaking research and analyses demonstrate that Korean Christian mission initiatives and, by extension, global south Christianity in general may be challenging mainstream missiological trajectories and practices. Growing international humanitarian approaches in mission are bridging the embarrassing gap between mission and development, taking Christians from doing mission for the sake of a narrow Christendom agenda to doing mission for the sake of the world that God so loved and works to reconcile through Christ."
--L. Wesley de Souza, Candler School of Theology, Emory University