Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology

Transformative Care

  • Jaeyeon Lucy Chung

Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora book series (ACID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
    Pages 15-39
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 135-138

About this book


This book offers a critical-constructive study of Korean women’s self-esteem from a feminist practical theological perspective. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung recognizes two different and yet related problems: the absence of scholarly work on women’s self-esteem from non-white, non-Western groups in the field of practical theology, and the lack of attention to the low self-esteem prevalent in Korean women’s sociocultural and religious context.  Chung employs in-depth interview studies while drawing on theoretical resources of psychology, theology, and cultural studies to develop a relational-communal theory of self-esteem, and a systematic, communal understanding of pastoral care practice. The project offers insights into the life experience of Korean women, especially self-esteem, and it reveals some of the ways self-esteem can be fostered.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
    • 1
  1. 1.Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryEvanstonUSA

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