Two suggestions for a reform of christian education in South Korea
Two suggestions for a reform of christian education in South Korea / Malte Rhinow
p. 23-44 ; 28 cm
수록자료: Journal of Christian education & information technology. Korea Society for Christian Education & Information Technology. Vol.29(2016 April), p. 23-44 29<23 ISSN 1229-9871↔ 저자: Malte Rhinow, Luther University
This paper analyzes the present crisis of Protestantism in South Korea and makes two suggestions for a reform of Christian Education. The first proposal addresses the crisis of Confucian social order. The author explains the difference between Christian ethics and Confucian order. He suggests the initiation of a process of study, practice, and teaching of Christian Ethics within the congregations. In his second proposal, he criticizes the low standard of academic theological education for pastors. He suggests making five or six years of theological studies a precondition for ordination. Thus, pastor candidates would study theology at both the Bachelor and Master levels, and theological school faculties could reform the curricula into a two-step process with an emphasis on the old languages, scientific methods, and the classical concepts of theology at the Bachelor level, and an emphasis on Practical Theology and the development of a modern Korean theology in the Master course.