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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 The papers should be previously unpublished.