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The Exploration of the Inner Wounds--Han
The untranslatable Korean word han refers to a nexus of feelings including, but not restricted to: resentment, regret, resignation, aggression, anxiety, loneliness, longing, sorrow, and emptiness. It even encompasses contradictory feelings such as hate and love. Jae Hoon Lee offers an exploration of han and its meaning in the indigenous Korean Minjung Christian Theology. L ...more
Hardcover, 188 pages
Published by Scholars Press
(first published January 2nd 1994)
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Mar 20, 2017 Sooho Lee rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Jae Hoon Lee's analysis of han, unlike many others, has prioritized a psychological lens to interpret and understand han. This is a great supplement to readers of Minjung or others constructive theologians (the most published Korean American theologian being Andrew Sung Park) who utilize han in a more socio-economic sense. Lee is firm in claiming that a stringent oppressor-oppressed dichotomy does not get the full sense of han (Andrew Sung Park, on the other hand, is explicit about this dichotom ...more