When did Christianity enter Korea?

Who introduced Christianity to Korea?

Korean Christianity began growing from seeds planted by Catholic converts in the 1780s, who learned about Christianity in China during tribute missions to the court in Beijing and returned home with religious texts and started meeting secretly.

How did Christianity come to Korea?

Christian teachings were first brought to Korea not by foreigners, but by Korean diplomats who came in contact with Roman Catholicism in Japan and Manchuria. An active lay movement developed, but it led to controversy and periods of great persecution.

How did Protestantism come to Korea?

Protestantism arrived in Korea a century after Roman Catholicism. A small Catholic community had emerged since the faith was introduced in the late 18th century, but conflict with the Confucian ideology of the Korean state had led to fierce persecution and the prohibition of Christianity.

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