종교적 상징의 분석과 세계관 연구 – 문상철

현대선교 12 (Current Mission Trends): “선교와 세계관”. 발행 : 1999년 10월 30일, 서울:GMF Press. 수록면 : 37-75.

문상철1이 글은 필자의 박사 학위 논문 종교적 상징의 해석학적 모델: 터어키 코냐의 경우의 내용을 간추린 것이다. 이 논문은 필자의 아내 유희주와 무대 뒤에서 사역하는 GMF의 동역자들에게 헌정한 것이다. 이 논문의 전체 내용은 UMI 논문출판부(Dissertation Services)를 통해 구할 수 있다.
1990년부터 (사)한국해외선교회 한국선교연구원(KRIM)에서 사역 중이며, 현재 원장으로 책임을 맡고 있다.  그는 트리니티복음주의신학교에서 폴 히버트 박사 지도 아래 타문화해석학에 대한 연구로 박사학위(Ph. D. in Intercultural Studies)를 취득하였다.

서론

복음은 단순히 종교생활만을 변화시키기 위해 주어진 것이 아니다.  전도와 선교는 삶의 모든 것을 변화시키려고 하는 것이다.  회심은 단순히 개인의 행동 혹은 생활 양식 뿐 아니라, 가치관과 신념, 나아가서는 세계관이 변화되는 과정이다. 

이렇게 세계관을 변화시키는 것을 전도의 본질로 보는 세계관 전도(worldview evangelism)에는 변화시킬 대상인 문화와 세계관에 대한 체계적인 연구가 필수적인 조건이 된다. 

이 글은 인간의 경험에 기초한 데이터를 사용해서 세계관을 연구하는 방법에 대한 것이다.  이 방법은 종교적 상징들을 해석하는 것을 중심으로 해서 전개된다.  

이러한 초점에 따라 우리는 구체적으로 경험과학적 세계관 연구의 필요, 종교적 상징주의의 본질, 상징의 해석과 세계관 분석의 제 이론들에 알아 본 다음, 상징 해석의 실례를 소개하고, 이 문화 해석 모델의 의미와 활용 방안에 대해 정리해보게 될 것이다.

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