Document Type

Article

Department

Seminary

Degree

Master of Arts (MA)

Chair

Fred C. Smith

Primary Subject Area

Philosophy; Religion, Clergy; Religion, General; Religion, Philosophy of; Theology

Keywords

APOLOGETICS, DIALOGUE THEOLOGY, LIBERATION THEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS, SUN HWAN PYUN

Disciplines

Christianity | Comparative Methodologies and Theories | Philosophy | Practical Theology | Religion | Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Abstract

Sun Hwan Pyun was a professor at Methodist Theological University. As a theologian, he grappled with two important theological questions: "Is Christianity an exclusive religion?" and "Is Christianity only a religion for the upper class?" Regarding the exclusivism of Christianity, Pyun searched for an answer in ecumenical-religious pluralism. As an answer for "is Christianity for the poor", he accepts Minjung liberation theology. Pyun wanted to combine these two theologies and, subsequently, referred to his dialogue theology as a liberation theology of religions. The purpose of this thesis is to search for the theological and biblical answers to these theological questions by giving an apologetic to Pyun's theology.