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Prayer Mountain Movement, Korea
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The beginning of the monastic movement of Protestants in Korea can be traced to the social context and religious fervor during the Japanese occupation (1910–1945). Individual Christians ran away from the extreme religious and political oppression into remote areas, such as mountains. Also, Buddhist tradition is often believed to have adopted shamanistic beliefs and valued mountains for their religious significance. Christians have on occasion secluded themselves from life’s routines and submerge…

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Ma, Julie, “Prayer Mountain Movement, Korea”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 28 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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