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Ra, Woonmong
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Woonmong Ra (1914–2009)  is one of prominent leaders of prayer mountain movement. He was born in Pakcheon, North Pyongan province of North Korea during the Japanese occupation. He attended the Osan School which was founded by Protestant nationalists, including Seung Hun Lee. In his young age, he suffered from depression and attempted to commit suicide. To overcome depression, he devoted himself to Buddhism. He later went to Yongmunsan (Yongmun Mountain) in Yecheon-gun, Gyeongbuk Province, where he had spi…

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Lee, Sang Yun, “Ra, Woonmong”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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