Capitalism is can be defined as an economic system which bases on the private possession of the means of manufacturing, with the aim of gaining profits. The key elements of capitalism comprise competitive markets, capital growth, and a price control system.
Capitalism is well thought-out to have been applied in different historical cases, which varied in culture, politics, geography and time. It is generally accepted that capitalism has become the most popular and dominant in the Western countries after the downfall of feudalism. On the other hand, nationalism refers to a belief, or statement of belief or political ideology that entails a strong recognition of a group of people with a country. There are two most important perspectives on the beginning and foundation of nationalism; one is the primordial’s point of view that explains nationalism as a manifestation of the earliest and perceived evolutionary predisposition of humans to put in order into different groupings basing on a similarity of birth. The other is the modernist standpoint that looks at nationalism as a new trend, which requires the structural circumstances of contemporary society in order to exist. The relationship between n the two and Christianity is that Christianity revolves around the two in support of either one of them.
The articles main idea is how Christianity came to be established in Korea. There were several movements that came up, that is from the Korean Christians, who had established themselves as one of the main sources of resistance to Japanese imperialism from early onwards, actively participated, along with the in these efforts to integrate the nationalist camp into a comprehensive national group after the March 1st Movement. Then the Young Men Christian Association, which advocated for Korean Independent movement. All these movement have nationalistic background in them, as they are founded in line with specific groups of people.
The relation between nationalism, capitalism and religion might be very complicated than just the surface look of what is taking place. Scholars are left wondering on what is generally accepted when it comes to worldview of what is happening. The Christian universal view on the origin is essentially based on genesis; this book is a chronological account that describes how all things on earth, sea and heaven were created. According to Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:26, God created man, and it is taken as a metaphor for man’s origin. It is explained in the creation story in Genesis the order in which that God created everything. This explains how capitalism and nationalism eventually perfectly came to be related with Christianity. According to the Bible, God created everyone with a particular purpose, and he chose each individual. The Question of Identity is concerned with whom a person is. When we read the Bible, we find that we are chosen by God and each and everyone is given a purpose. In 1st Peter 2:9, the bible says that human beings are the chosen people of God, the people who belong to Him. The movements in Korea believe that their identity belong to God. According King Luther who is the founding father of the protestant churches, he was in support of capitalism; he wanted a society that the common person can struggle for himself in order to get what they really needed. When considering capitalism in the church today, most churches are geared towards having a big number, the success is not monetary profit oriented but it drives at winning souls to Jesus Christ. Following Rick Warren’s ideas, I totally agree with the use of target marketing in church. It is through this method that his church ‘Saddleback Church’ gained ground in the US. This being one of the living case studies to use because it has been tried and succeeded. Identifying for places where the gospel has not been spread and going there to preach will enable one and passing the purpose on God then success will be waiting for you. However, settling in any place with no targeted population will lead to disappointments, which eventually will be regrettable because of wastage of resources and time.
Analysis and criticism
In the first article the main push in support for the national movements that came to be after the March 1st Movement of 1919 were the socialist and nationalist factions. This dichotomy was largely as result of the extensive allure of communism as a new method for the national movement as presented to most of the Korean students and youth. While the socialist and nationalist camps came into recurrent conflicts with each other over their contradictory perceptions and methods in relation to the national movement, the two opposing camps started from the mid 1920s onwards. In order to strengthen the overall capability of the national camp, to find ways to prevail over the mutual disbelieve that existed between the two camps and put together their own movements. The hard work finally resulted in the joint formation of the Sin’ ganhoe, which is the new Korea Society, as a vehicle for the resolution of national problems in February 1927. The two groups however continued to adhere to their own strategies and goals. Korean Christians, who had established themselves as one of the main sources of resistance to Japanese imperialism from early onwards, actively participated, along with the in these efforts to integrate the nationalist camp into a comprehensive national group after the March 1st Movement. During the mid-1920s, human beings, mostly Christians were largely influenced not only by the ideological movements inside the Christian encampment, but also by the presumption of a united national association being highly developed by the nationalist side. It was then that voices emerged within the Christian surrounding calling for hypothetical and realistic transformation of Christianity in totality because of the March 1st Movement of 1919, there were some Christians who called for the establishment of common ground between socialism and Christianity. The relation between nationalism, capitalism and religion might be very complicated than just the surface look of what is taking place. According to the movements in Korea, the Biblical way of life directs us humans to love one another and treat people as equal irrespective of their race, gender or sex. Korean Christians, who had established themselves as one of the main sources of resistance to Japanese imperialism from early onwards, actively participated, along with the in these efforts to integrate the nationalist camp into a comprehensive national group after the March 1st Movement. According to the Bible, man was given control over all other creatures in, for these reasons human beings are expected to interact and treat well with the surrounding environment and all the other creatures in the world. This make humans become more of great sense as compared to the other entire creature and this is why they develop movements to spread the word about God. This is where capitalism comes in the man has to take care of the land but this is done by every individual not as a society. The idea of capitalism brings a close relationship to the bible as it is also said that every man shall toil in order to eat.
In the third article, it tries to show how Protestants came to be established in Korea. Just as capitalism is well thought-out to have been applied in different historical cases, which varied in culture, politics, geography and time so is the nationwide nature of the Young Men Christian Association structure served as an important base of operations for the Christian faction within the Sin?ganhoe. By 1927 the Young Men’s Christian Association movement in Korea, which had begun with the establishment of the Hamh?ng Young Men’s Christian Association in 1918, had spread to all major cities nationwide and had become a central force in all social movements undertaken within individual provinces. While the Young Men Christian Association’s established before and after the March 1st Movement in local areas played an important role in regional movements, the Christians who participated in these regional Young Men Christian Association’s naturally came to play a leading role in these social movements and to emerge as public opinion shapers in the relevant regions. The fourth article tries to indicate the activities of these regional Young Men’s Christian Association’s and of the Sin?ganhoe branch offices became deeply intertwined with one another, and in many cases the main actors in the local Young Men Christian Association’s and Sin?ganhoe branch offices were in fact one and the same. The Young Men’s Christian Association movement in Korea helped many community members through teaching them the word of God and encouraging them to be morally upright. By the a span of 5 years the church were be able to have a minimum number of 300 church members which is at least a half of the members in my community. Chronicling the assumptions on every side goals and bang on plan is burgee and has to be finish plainly ergo wind whenever around are discrepancies as the assumptions convince in the matter of hindquarters be a calamity of vacillating. This needs the Denominating to remark the relationship at superfluous detach from the customers’ level focus on of advice and to strategically direct the company’s bossy thither them. They played an important role in regional movements; the Christians who participated in these regional associations expanded their Christian territory.
In conclusion, the articles are of great insight to the introduction of Christianity, particularly Protestants in Korea as the show the events that took place in the history of development of Christianity. It is said that Korean Christians, who had established themselves as one of the main sources of resistance to Japanese imperialism from early onwards, actively participated, along with the in these efforts to integrate the nationalist camp into a comprehensive national group after the March 1st Movement. All these movements have nationalistic background in them, as they are founded in line with specific groups of people. It is also said that in 1927, the Young Men’s Christian Association played an important role in regional movements as they supported the development of Christianity in Korea.