The 2013 Im Conference of Korean Christianity, “Growth, Stagnation, Decline, and Renewal of the Protestant Churches in Korea, 1945 – 2013,” will be held at the UCLA Center for Korean Studies April 19, 2013.
The conference aims to investigate growth and decline of the Christian churches in the post-Korean War Korea. It will include the history and theories of growth, stagnation, and decline of Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Anglican churches in contemporary Korea; comparison of Protestantism with Roman Catholicism; critical issues in the 1970s for the future life of Korean Christianity; critical issues in the 1980s; major reasons for the decline of Protestantism in the 1990s; and critical issues in the 2010s.
Proposals are invited for presentations at the conference. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Sung-Deuk Oak (email@example.com) by November 25, 2012. All proposals must include a 500 – 700 word abstract and a short curriculum vitae, including full contact information.
Four to five presenters will be selected and notified by December 15, 2012. They will be expected to submit a final full draft by March 15, 2013. The papers should be previously unpublished.