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Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology

Transformative Care


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

  1. 1.Garrett-Evangelical Theological SeminaryEvanstonUSA

About the authors

Jaeyeon Lucy Chung is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of the Styberg Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology
  • Book Subtitle Transformative Care
  • Authors Jaeyeon Lucy Chung
  • Series Title Asian Christianity in the Diaspora
  • Series Abbreviated Title Asian Christianity in the Diaspora
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Pivot, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-69507-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88790-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-69508-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 138
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Feminist Theology
    Asian Culture
    Religion and Psychology
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