Religion Professor Publishes Monograph About Korean Philosopher Ham Sok Hon
Song-Chong Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of religion and chair of the Religion and Philosophy Department, published his sixth book titled, “Ham Sok Hon’s Ssial Cosmopolitan Vision.”
The monograph, published by Lexington Books, is a result of Lee’s five years of research on one of the most influential religious thinkers, philosophers, and human rights activists of modern Korea, Ham Sok Hon.
“The reader will learn about Ham Sok Hon as a pioneer of non-violence movement, liberation theology, civil rights activism, and religious pluralism in modern Korea,” Lee said. “It is also one of the few books written in English on Ham Sok Hon and will be the first English monograph engaging his thoughts with Western philosophy.”
Lee utilized the theoretical paradigm of cosmopolitanism to introduce this historic figure to the Western audience and to effectively interpret his profound religious thoughts. In particular, his philosophy of ssial reflects wide ranging themes of Western philosophy and religious thoughts, including Contractarianism, Deconstructionism, Cosmopolitanism, Liberation Theology, and religious pluralism.
“Ham Sok Hon’s Ssial Cosmopolitan Vision” is available for purchase on Amazon.