[KS] Exclusively(?) Catholic terms in pre-20th c. Chinese and Korean texts

Kwang On Yoo lovehankook at gmail.com
Sun Jan 24 07:50:27 EST 2010

Deberniere Janet Torrey

Further to my comment on January 15th, I would like to add that
the exclusivity of the term "Cheonju" ( 천주, 天主), to Catholicism,
did not last too long.
동학 established in 1860 borrowed the term and 侍天主(하느님을 내마음속에 모신다) became
the main ideology of 동학.
동학, later 천도교,  interchangeably used the term 상제
with 천주.


Kwang-On Yoo

On Sun, Jan 17, 2010 at 11:39 AM, DEBERNIERE JANET TORREY <djt188 at psu.edu>wrote:

> Yes, as Br. Anthony suggested, it is perplexing to come across statements
> that are either factually incorrect or stated in such a way that they
> mislead. For my part, on the same token, to avoid demonizing or
> misrepresenting a scholar who's work I have otherwise benefitted from, I
> should mention that upon re-examining  Kim's statement, I see that what he's
> saying can also mean "characteristic" as opposed to merely "exclusive" or
> "of one's own ownership," which might leave some room for debate
> ("...cheonjugyohoe-ui goyuhan yongeo / 천주교회의 고유한 용어..."). Unfortunately,
> however, without further clarification, such a statement can lead to the
> wrong conclusion regarding the facts. Access to other informed opinions are
> indispensable in such cases. Many thanks to those members who responded
> immediately to help clear up the misinformation.
> Deberniere Torrey
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