How Korean Megachurches Have Changed the World

October 23, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Center for Korean Studies

In a Center for Korean Studies colloquium titled "How Korean Megachurches Have Changed the World--And Why You May Not Know About It" cultural anthropologist Heather Mellquist Lehto will outline two key ways in which Korean megachurches have shaped Christianity around the globe.

Lehto will highlight factors that contribute to the American exceptionalism that pervades conversations about evangelicalism and offer suggestions for furthering the de-colonial aims of the study of “global Christianity.”

Drawing on more than two years of ethnographic research in congregations of Yoido Full Gospel Church and Onnuri Church in South Korea and the United States, she will discuss what we can learn about contemporary Christian practices by understanding these churches as vanguards of global trends.

Heather Mellquist Lehto, currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Hawai‘i Center for Korean Studies, is a cultural anthropologist who studies technology, religion, and social relations in South Korea and the United States.

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