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Two Churches in Seoul, Korea

Lecture no. 24 from the course: The World's Greatest Churches

Two Churches in Seoul, Korea

Taught by Professor William R. Cook | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Travel Courses

In the final leg of your journey, grasp how Korean architect Kim Swoo Geun blended elements of Buddhist temples, modern Western architecture, universal church practices, and Korean Christian history to create beautiful and meaningful Christian spaces. Conclude with reflections on the diversity, cultural adaptations, and ultimate universality of the great buildings you’ve studied.

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m********m
September 4, 2019
Another excellent course by this incredibly learned professor. His analysis of the architecture of each church, both inside and outside is always fascinating and his attempt to integrate the physicality of each church with the holy and secular "spirit" of each community is laudable. I would hope that he continues his series of lectures on great churches with those in other major cities such as New York and other cities in Europe if for no other reason, than to simply provide an excellent study of the architecture of these structures as well, which we can also appreciate. His style of delivery is fine, the lectures flowing smoothly and the graphics and pictures were superb. Most highly recommended

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January 25, 2019

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f********m
September 15, 2018
I do love churches, so this course was the first one I watched after I signed up for my year subscription. It did not disappoint and I watched them all. Being a photographer, the only thing I wished was that Professor Cook called ME up to accompany him and take his pictures, as they were sometimes lacking. ;)

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