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Introduction

  • Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
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Part of the Asian Christianity in the Diaspora book series (ACID)

Abstract

Identifying self-esteem as one of the most urgent issues contemporary Korean women face, the author asks a pressing research question, “While it seems that many Korean women have struggled with low self-esteem and multilayered sociocultural oppression, what are the specific conditions that lead Korean women to experience low self-esteem and how can they be empowered to develop healthy self-esteem?” To investigate the question, the author adopts an interdisciplinary method of feminist practical theology by which she engages historical, psychological, sociocultural, and theological analysis as well as interview studies with Korean women. She then proposes a relational understanding of self-esteem, and based on imago Dei and friendship, constructs a feminist practical theology of self-esteem for Korean women.

Keywords

Korean women Self-esteem Correlational interdisciplinary method Feminist practical theology 

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Authors and Affiliations

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

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