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The Martyred by Richard E. Kim

The Martyred

by Richard E. Kim

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Wonderful book about the agonizing of an unbelieving priest who feels he needs to keep his flock believing, as their life on earth is so miserable.
(Reminiscent of Unamuno's story, St Emanual, the Good, Martyr) ( )
  DavidO1103 | Jun 8, 2013 |
The first edition, original Korean text of the translated book.
  sungene | Oct 29, 2007 |
During the Korean War, a captain struggales to understand the Christian faith of the North Korean ministers in light of war's atrocities and the suffering of the people. He discovers that Rev. Shin has the same dilemma, which is what drives the minister to Xian acts and martyred selflessness. Terse, strong writing, appropriately militaristic (consumed by detail and schedule notations). Masculine writing and pov on Korean situtation, especially during withdrawal of democratic forces from Pyongyang. Some hints of political drama war.
  sungene | Oct 24, 2007 |
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During the early weeks of the Korean War, Captain Lee, a young South Korean officer, is ordered to investigate the kidnapping and mass murder of North Korean ministers by communist forces. For propaganda purposes, the priests are declared martyrs, but as he delves into the crime, Lee finds himself asking: what if they were not martyrs?… (more)

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