Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology: Transformative Care

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Congratulations to Dr. Jaeyeon Lucy Chung on the publication of her new book, Korean Women, Self-Esteem, and Practical Theology: Transformative Care. 

It is the latest book in our series, Asian Christianity in the Diaspora (Book Series Coeditor with Dr. Joseph Cheah).

For other books in our Book Series, please visit the Palgrave Macmillan website.  New forthcoming books in our series by Drs. Neal Presa & Paulin Kubuya.  Watch for them!

Amazon Book Description

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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From the Back Cover

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.

About the Author

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

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